Come out and attend an event in your community and be a visible sign of the peace and justice movement in Nebraska
Nebraska’s Energy Future: A Community Conversation
Free Coffee and Pie Served
WHEN: June 22nd from 6:30-8:30 P.M
WHERE: UNK’s Campus, Copeland Room 140
Nebraska faces many challenges when planning our energy future and this forum allows customers to ask questions of their local elected leaders, utility folks, and energy advocates on a range of topics relating to public power and Nebraska's energy future. These conversations will take place in communities around the state throughout the year, so stay tuned for a conversation near you.
· Community Action Partnership. Our coalition believes programs that emphasize reducing and conserving our energy consumption like commercial and residential weatherization projects, especially for low income families that struggle to keep their lights on, are good for the environment and our pocket books, and therefore should be a large part of our state's energy plan. For this reason we have invited Community Action Partnership to be a part of the conversation on June 22nd.
· Kearney Mayor, Stan Clouse. Kearney is doing it’s part to keep your lights on and your utility bills low. Join in the conversation with Kearney’s Mayor, Stan Clouse, as we learn about the new city solar project and all of the other great sustainable things the city is doing.
· Nebraska Wildlife Federation Director, Duane Hovorka. The Federation has been Nebraska’s voice for people who love wildlife and wild places since 1970, and Hovorka has been part of a state-wide initiative to move Nebraska’s electric utilities towards clean energy solutions.
Our Format is all about hearing from you! After our panelists speak on a range of energy topics feel free to grab some coffee and pie and join in the conversation.
NFP and NAACP Family Friendly Picnic to Celebrate
Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013:*
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
WHEN: Saturday, July 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Trago Park, 22 nd and U Street
Nelson Mandela led in liberating South Africa from apartheid, received the Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking, and everywhere testified to the rights of people of all colors, cultures, creeds, and countries to be free of oppression and violence.
We welcome all people of good will in Lincoln and surrounding communities.
- Please bring foldinga chairs and potluck dish of veggies, desert, or a salad.
- Hosts will supply sloppy joes, drinks, dishes and eating utensils.
- Hosts will provide short tributes to Mandela and much music.
- Members of Lincoln’s African community will be invited to talk about Mandela and his impact on them.
- Socialize and talk about what Lincoln can do for peace and freedom.
- Donations are welcomed and will be split equally between the NAACP and NFP.
- Children can also play in the Trago Park water-splashing fountains.
*Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918; we hold this event on July 16, Saturday for convenience sake. Event held in Malone Center in case of rain or excessive heat. Further info: (402) 475-4620 or (402) 475-4700.
NEBRASKANS FOR PEACE BOARD MEETING
The next NFP board meeting is on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9:00am, in Omaha, NE. Location TBD
Help Stop Global Warming - It Can Be Done!
WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month, at 11:45am
WHERE: Augustana Lutheran Church, 3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, NE
Our meetings are a time to learn something new and renew our connection to those we are working with on the all-important issue of climate change locally, nationally and internationally. The meetings feature a conference call with the Citizens' Climate Lobby organization (which starts promptly at noon), followed by discussion of local actions.
If you can't join us, please write a letter to the editor about global warming and send it to the Omaha World Herald - Pulse@OWH.com (or your favorite local paper found here: http://nebraskansforpeace.org/letters_to_the_editor).
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
CCL's mission is to create the political will for a livable world. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate. Our focus is to build support for federal legislation to place a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels in which all of the revenue is returned directly to households.
If you are not near Omaha, you may find a CCL meeting anywhere in the world (Yes, this is a world wide problem with a world wide effort to solve it) at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/
Peace Vigils Every Saturday in Omaha
Join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for our weekly Peace and Justice Vigil on the northwest corner of 72 & Dodge St. in Omaha, NE
Contact Steve Horn for more info: 402-426-9068
Bring and hold your favorite sign, a hula-hoop and do some Hooping for Peace or just come take a stand for something good.
If you don't walk, bike, bus or ride in a carpool to this, please park in the lot on the Northeast corner of 72nd & Dodge Street.
Peace Vigils Monthly in Grand Island
The Cental Nebraska Peace Workers Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace meets on the 4th Sunday of every month.
The group meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm, at 3pm.
The Peace vigils are held the following Wednesday at 5pm on the corner of State St and Webb St,
by the Grand Island mall.
For any questions, contact Del Roper at (308) 384-3266.