Helping Hands
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Help Make West Linn a More Diverse and Inclusive City

Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and collaborate on projects that help build community in West Linn?  The West Linn Alliance is a growing organization, and we depend on the efforts of our volunteers.  Volunteers are currently working on:                                                                               promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in West Linn schools, advocating for transparency in […]

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West Linn Land Acknowledgement

The West Linn Alliance acknowledges that the land now known as West Linn rests on the traditional village sites of Kalapuya Tribes, including the Bands of the Atfalati and Ahantchuyuk, who are today represented by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. In 1855 the U.S. government forcibly removed […]

Equity in Education
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Equity in Education

America’s foundations embody the concept of equity. We should ensure our local school systems also embrace equity. Equity translates into true equal opportunity.

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West Linn Alliance Participates in Police Chief Recruitment

By Leslie Hayertz West Linn Alliance members were invited to attend a Zoom meeting on May 28th to discuss what qualities the Alliance would like to see in our next police chief. The invitation came from Emergency Services Consulting International, the company contracted by the city to carry out the search for the new chief. […]

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Recruitment​ for West Linn’s New Chief of Police

Public Statement from the West Linn Alliance The West Linn Alliance is a community organization focused on promoting social equity and social justice. Our vision is that West Linn is a safe, welcoming place for all, and our mission is to address racism and discrimination in our midst, so we can build a community of […]

Equal Justice
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Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial

By Terence Shumaker Between Reconstruction and WWII, more than 4000 Blacks were murdered by lynching across twelve Southern states. This lasting smear on our society, a direct result of several hundred years of slavery, had been hidden from our history books until recently. Now, in light of recent racially motivated incidents, and the blossoming of […]

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The Tulsa Massacre

Our Shared History May 31, 2021, marks the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history—a riotous massacre that left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. The violence and destruction decimated a 40 square block area of the black Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. News reports of […]

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The West Linn Alliance supports Clackamas Equity Statement

The West Linn Alliance has joined other community organizations in supporting the following public equity statement: We, the undersigned, are organizations promoting diversity, equity and inclusive practices across all parts of Clackamas County.  We believe that everyone in our area, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, and/or ability has the right to […]

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WLAIC Supports Wat Dhammarangsey

West Linn’s Cambodian Buddhist temple needs community support The Cambodian Buddhist temple in Stafford (Wat Dhammarangsey) will be celebrating the Cambodian New Year over a five-day period from April 13th through April 18th. A description of the daily events can be found on the Temple’s calendar.  Unfortunately, anti-Asian sentiment has already reared its ugly head and recently […]