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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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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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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 Calls for Mark Shull’s Resignation

A Public Statement The West Linn Alliance is a Clackamas County community organization focused on promoting social equity and social justice. We seek to address racism and discrimination in our midst, so we can build a community of collaboration and belonging. This mission aligns with the Board of County Commissioners’ resolution to value diversity, equity, […]

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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 […]