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WLWV 2021 School Board Candidates & DEI

(The West Linn Alliance has asked all School Board Candidates for their views on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the WLWV School District. We are providing their responses as part of our voter education program. All responses received are posted below in the order received ) Candidate: Seiji Shiratori Diversity, equity, and inclusion is the […]

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The Start of School: WLWV

West Linn/Wilsonville School District announced their 2021-22 start date for September 7, the traditional day after Labor Day. Typically, this has not been a problem. However, this year, Rosh Hashanah, a very solemn day in the Jewish religion, falls on September 7 as well. It is a day when adults do not go to work […]

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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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Unraveling Othering: a WLAIC Workshop

It’s Time The global protests against racism and police brutality triggered by George Floyd’s murder, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a wake-up call. We need to unravel how we got to where we are today in order to reshape a more equitable and just society. The work of change is not easy. It […]

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How does economic disadvantage affect equity and inclusion?

West Linn is the third wealthiest municipality in the State of Oregon, but this does not mean there is no economic distress. Data shows that 4.3% of West Linn’s residents fall below the federal poverty line and a higher number than that live with financial hardships.  The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community is pleased […]

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Gail Greenman

School Board Candidate for Director Position 2 gailgreenman@yahoo.com Website Facebook Gail 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.  Understanding, compassion and inclusion in our schools is absolutely necessary. In order to create […]