Rural Organizing Project is a state-wide organization that supports a multi-issue, rural-centered, grassroots base in Oregon. They work to build and support a shared standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all communities, the need for equal access to justice and… Read More »What is the Rural Organizing Project?
West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community is forming a new study group to delve deeply into the issues raised in Resmaa Menakem’s book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Key to this book is the perspective that… Read More »My Grandmother’s Hands
Community safety and the history of policing The Clackamas County Equity Coalition will hold its quarterly meeting on: Thursday, September 15, 20224:30 pm Guest speaker and local pastor, Aric Clark, will offer an information session on community safety and the history of policing. Breakout discussions to follow. Register: https://bit.ly/3cGJLaG
by Terence Shumaker Between Reconstruction and WWII, more than 4,000 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… Read More »Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial
In remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr., the West Linn Alliance suggests you read, or re-read this powerful letter composed by Dr. King in 1963 while he was incarcerated in Birmingham Jail for protesting against segregationist policies and laws. Remember, for context, that for almost… Read More »Letter from a Birmingham Jail