Iron is commonly thought of only in the context of construction, metallurgy, and industrial manufacturing. However, iron is one of the critical ingredients of life. Humans, animals, and plants all require iron to sustain life. Hemoglobin in the blood of every living human requires iron to function. About 70 percent of our body’s iron exists […]
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Next Workshop: Jan. 22nd – Knowing Yourself: Step One to Being an Effective Ally West Linn Lutheran Church (20390 Willamette Dr. West Linn) 6:30 -8:00 pm – Free Admission The workshop program January 22nd: Knowing Yourself – Learn to understand yourself and what you want to accomplish as an ally. Through small group discussions, we […]
Saturday January 11th, 2020 – West Linn Public Library 2:00 pm – Admission is free, and the public is welcome What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to […]
West Linn High School (WLHS) students spoke at the December 2nd WLWV School Board meeting, urging the district to interrupt the current culture of LGBTQ harassment and provide an equitable educational experience for all students regardless of gender orientation. Multiple parents also spoke supporting the students, including State Representative Rachel Prusak. The voices of students […]
WLAIC’s November meeting focused on housing in West Linn and its impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The recent Clackamas County Regional Housing Needs Analysis (Sept. 2019), highlighted West Linn’s lack of available unbuilt land within the city limits. West Linn is forecast to need 998 new housing units over the next 20 years, but […]
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are at the heart of the vision held by the West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community (WLAIC). This vision is one of a community where all people are welcome; all of our neighbors are safe from hate crimes, abuse or harassment; and no person or group is subjected to discrimination, […]
Help Create a Community that Honors Everyone: Please Join In! As a completely volunteer organization, WLAIC is open to any and all members of the West Linn community who would like to help in any capacity. From attending a meeting to share your stories and views, to helping with ongoing efforts, to spearheading a new […]
The City Government Committee works with the West Linn City Government (City Council and civil service branch) and with the West Linn Police Department to promote policies and practices that foster inclusion and acceptance.
The Community Outreach Committee helps to raise awareness among West Linn residents, businesses and organizations about issues of diversity and inclusion, and to foster a community that honors everyone.
The Schools Committee works with students, parents, teachers, and administrators in the West Linn – Wilsonville District to support schools in their efforts to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all. The School Committee meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at the Cascade Summit Clubhouse (3480 Chaparrel Dr., West Linn […]