Events

Come out and attend an event in your community and be a visible sign of the peace and justice movement in Nebraska

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITY FORUM

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,2017, 7:00–8:30 PM
WHERE: UNO BARBARA WEITZ COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CENTER, 6001 Dodge St, RM 230-231

The transportation industry plays a key role in decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels. Join us as we bring togetherclean energy experts to discuss the latest options in clean transportation including multimodal transit systems, bike and car sharing systems, electric and alternative fuel vehicles and more. Learn what is happening nationally and in the Omaha community and how you can get involved. These new methods of transportation not only address climate change, they enhance quality of life.

MODERATOR:
Dr. David Corbin, UNO Emeritus Professor of Health Education and Public Health, Vice Chair NE Sierra Club

PANELISTS:
Megan Walker, Associate Transportation Planner at the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA)
Scott Williams, Biofuels, including his electric biofuels hybrid vehicle
Eric Williams, Electric Vehicles, solar panels
Kevin Flatowicz-Farmer, Mode Shift Omaha
Ben Turner, Heartland Bike Share

MORE INFO: Contact carolyn@nebraskawildlife.org or 402-477-1008


The Age Of Consequences

WHEN: Saturday, September 23 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
WHERE: Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Join us for an exclusive screening of "The Age of Consequences," a documentary that, through the lens of national security and global stability, looks at the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity and migration. As part of a case-study analysis, admirals, generals and military veterans take viewers beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis -- and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

"An Inconvenient Truth rides a Humvee. From the alarm-bell-ringing documentarian Jared P. Scott (Requiem for the American Dream and Disruption) comes The Age of Consequences, a laser-guided film on the perils of climate change to national security, without a polar bear on a melting ice float in sight." -- Brad Wheeler, the Globe and Mail

Following the documentary, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with the documentary's Executive Producer, Sophie Robinson.

At this event, you will also have the opportunity to connect with many local organizations that are working on climate change, including the Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska Elder Climate Initiative, Lincoln Citizens' Climate Lobby, Nebraskans for Peace, Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Church, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Lincoln Friends Meeting, and the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters. The event will also feature a letter-writing segment to urge Congressman Fortenberry to support climate change legislation.

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.


ELDERS FOR THE EARTH CONFERENCE
a Retreat in the Spirit of Chautauqua

Mark your calendars October 1-4, 2017

Welcome! We hope that you will register and mark your calendars for October 1-4, 2017 at Mahoney State Park for our second Elders for the Earth! If you have questions, please contact us at Elders4theEarth@gmail.com or call 402-431-2338.​  CLICK HERE to view the schedule of events!

Hear Nora Carmi
Experiences of a Palestinian Christian: Oppression & Hope for Peace

There are two chances to see Noar Carmi!

Born in Jerusalem in 1947, Nora Carmi is a Palestinian Christian who became a refugee in her own city. Her career has included leadership with the YWCA of Palestine, Sabeel Liberation Theology Center and Kairos Palestine. Nora has served on the Steering Committee of the Christian Peace-Makers Team and currently serves on the Palestianian Islamic Christian Commission, among other boards. She is a member of the Palestine Israel Ecumenival Forum of the World Council of Churches. Nora has received multiple honors for her empowerment of women and community work. In 2009 Nora was chosen to address Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the Holy Land. In 2015 she was among the delegation that met with Pope Francis.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 7pm
WHERE: Creighton Unoversity, Harper Center, RM 3028, 620 N 20th St, Omaha

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, Noon
WHERE: Soup and Substance Presentation, College of St Mary Warde Conference Center, Mercy Hall, 72nd & Mercy Rd, Omaha

RSVP REQUIRED: www.csm.edu/Soup


2017 ANNUAL PEACE CONFERENCE

WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Lane in Lincoln
SPONSORS: Conference presented by the University of Nebraska-Omaha Grace Abbott School of Social Work and Nebraskans for Peace

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 

“Living Within the Natural Laws”, Casey Camp-Horinek-- Nationally known Native rights and environmental activist, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma
“A Revolutionary Approach to Reclaiming Our Democracy... Beginning with Local Food and Farming”--Michael Brownlee Author of The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times & co-founder of “Local Food Catalysts”

WORKSHOPS:

What Kind of Legacy Are You Going to Leave Behind?--Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma

Becoming a Local Food Catalyst-- Michael Brownlee, Local Food Revolution

In the Era of Trump: The Future of Healthcare--Rachel Gehringer-Wiar, Advocate in the Healthcare Reform Program at Nebraska Appleseed

Starving the Hungry, Feeding the Guns: The 2018 Federal Budget--Paul Olson, NFP State Board Member & facilitator for Nebraskans for a Fair Federal Budget

Fixing the Child Welfare System Crisis at Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services: A Panel Discussion-- Becca Brune, Child Welfare Advocate at Nebraska Appleseed & Panel Moderator Will Nebraska Still Be a Home for Immigrants? Mindy Rush Chipman, Senior Managing Attorney at Justice for Our Neighbors

Getting to Know Our Muslim Neighbors--Ragda Mukbel and Batoul Rabaa, Muslim women from Omaha

Three Years to Safeguard Our Climate-- Marilyn McNabb, volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby & former Lincoln Electric System board member; and Matt Gregory, Clean Energy Advocate for Nebraska Wildlife Federation & observer at the 2015 Paris climate conference


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.

Evening programs and vigil schedule to be announced below.

Everyone is welcome, especially those in the Omaha area! Come for an hour or for the whole three days.
 
 9 1/2 minute video reenactment on the Hiroshima bombing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9lwvImJqT0&NR=1

Democracy Now Aug 5, 2005 - Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered http://www.democracynow.org/2005/8/5/long_suppressed_nagasaki_article_discovered

Defying US occupation forces, George Weller was the first reporter into Nagasaki after the US dropped the atomic bomb. His 25,000 word
report did not get past the US military censors. Now dead, we speak with Weller’s son who has just discovered the carbon copy of the
long-suppressed article.
 
"The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today" by John Pilger, Aug 06, 2008 http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/commentaries/3578
 
 The schedule for the vigil is: Aug 5 - Thursday: Evening –  People are welcome to attend Mass and a Potluck Dinner at
the Omaha CWer starting at 6 p.m. at 1104 N. 24th St. Omaha.  Call ahead if you able to do so. Contact Jerry Ebner - cwomaha@gmail.com - 402- 502- 5887 for more info.

Vigilers arriving in Omaha will set up base in basement of St John's Church - Creighton Uni. http://www2.creighton.edu/maps/
Please consider bringing food to share with others.
There is plenty of floor space for any and all who wish to attend from out of town. Anyone needing a bed or any other special accommodations please
contact Jerry Ebner and the folks at the Omaha CW. cwomaha@gmail.com, 402-502-5887
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Aug 6 - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate (http://dodlodging.net/VT_Offutt_Map.htm# )
Bring a chair, sunscreen, blankets, umbrella. Water and Juices are provided.

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "Original Child Bomb" http://www.originalchildbomb.com/index.php in the basement of St
John's Church on the Creighton campus.

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Aug 7 - Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( see above details to bring)

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "The Forgotten Bomb - the truth about nuclear weapons" http://www.forgottenbomb.com/getinvolved.html

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Aug 8 - Sunday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate

7:30 p.m Group Discussion: "Why is Offutt AFB the most dangerous place on the planet and what does it have to do with the A-Bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki?"

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Aug 9 - Monday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vigil with closing ceremony and prayer (and line crossing if anyone is up to it.)
 

Contact People for more info:

Jerry Ebner, Omaha CW
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
www.no-nukes.org/cwomaha
Email: cwomaha@gmail.com
402- 502- 5887

Frank Cordaro , Phil Berrigan CW House
713 Indiana Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50314
www.DesMoinesCatholicWorker.org
frank.cordaro@gmail.com
(515) 490-2490
 

Omaha Catholic Worker
Jerry Ebner, Mike Brennan
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
www.no-nukes.org/cwomaha
Email: cwomaha@gmail.com
402- 502- 5887

 

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