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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 […]

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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 […]

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Campaign to Recall Mark Shull

Mark Shull, the newest Clackamas County Commissioner, posted dozens of posts on Facebook disparaging people of color, Muslims, and other marginalized groups between 2019 and the present. At the Jan 14, 2021 Clackamas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Shull refused to step down, despite all 4 board members and more than 100 other elected officials […]

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The West Linn Alliance Book/Film Discussion Group

The West Linn Alliance invites community members to participate in a BOOK/FILM DISCUSSION series for 2021, centered around the themes of confronting racism and creating an “inclusive” community. The focus is to engage the community of West Linn in meaningful thought and discussion around issues including countering racism, promoting inclusion, and making all people feel welcome in […]

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Talking to Kids about Racism

By Glenda Golter As a white mother of two white teenage daughters, I wish I’d been more deliberate about talking to my kids about racism when they were little. The topic of racism comes up more regularly now that they’re older, but I know I still have plenty of room to grow. In my efforts […]