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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 […]

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City of ​West Linn has created an Emergency Business Assistance Grant program

The City of West Linn has created an Emergency Business Assistance Grant program intended to provide financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that have not received federal emergency assistance under the federal CARES Act or other federal program for emergency pandemic funding.  A detailed description of the […]

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Chelsea King Martin

School Board Candidate for Director Position 2 chels_martin@yahoo.com Website Facebook Chelsea provided WLAIC with the following position statements: Issue 1:  Please provide your views on the issue of teaching gender orientation and gender identity within the framework of West Linn-Wilsonville curriculum.  When it was time for our school district to meet the Updated Health and […]

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Jordan Ferris

School Board Candidate for Director Position 4 jordangrace31@gmail.com Website Facebook Jordan provided WLAIC with the following position statements: Issue 1:  Please provide your views on the issue of teaching gender orientation and gender identity within the framework of West Linn-Wilsonville curriculum.  As a nurse I am deeply committed to teaching about gender orientation and identity […]

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WLAIC highlights for 2018 through early 2019

The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community (WLAIC) has been busy in the last year! In addition to launching an excellent website and periodic newsletter, its committees have been active in the community, schools, and with the city government.  Below are highlights from the group’s three committees.  WLAIC School’s Committee:  Offered financial and community support to West […]

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Response Team

WLAIC is your community.  If you believe that you have been or are the victim of a hate crime, discrimination, sexual or other abuse or harassment, you are invited to contact our Response Team at 406-640-4313.  We will meet with you as quickly as possible to provide you with support and to help identify possible remedies available […]

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Other Organizations

Links are provided on other groups that have a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Local A Wilsonville focused website seeking to establish a creative platform where, together, we might serve others through listening, amplifying voices of the marginalized, increasing awareness of inequality, and highlighting actions for change. State and National

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WLAIC Newsletters

If you would like to be notified when newsletters are released please fill out our “Join WLAIC” form. View latest newsletter

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Education Resources

The following links to education-related resources include both general materials and materials specific to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. WLWV School District General Education

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West Linn Public Library

CHILDREN’S BOOKS ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WLAIC is collaborating with the West Linn Public Library to raise awareness of the wonderful selection of books available to our children on diversity and inclusion themes. Children’s Librarian Kimberley Rhoades and the Youth Services Team at the library have a passion for bringing the world to all of […]