Come out and attend an event in your community and be a visible sign of the peace and justice movement in Nebraska
What Is Happening at White Clay? What Should Happen?
Panel and Discussion
WHEN: November 21,7 P.M.
WHERE: Sacred Winds Native Mission United Methodist Church
2400 S. 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68502
Renee Sans Souci: Omaha Tribe, poet and educator
John Maisch: filmmaker for Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian
Frank LaMere (tentative): Winnebago Tribe, Associate Chair-Elect of the NE Democratic Party, Democratic Chair of the National Native American Caucus, Nebraska Inter-Tribal Development Corporation,.
Dennis Carlson: Retired attorney,coordinating efforts of the Lincoln Whiteclay activist group.
Cosponsored: Nebraskans for Peace, Lincoln Chapter; National Association of Social Workers, Nebraska Chapter;Sacred Winds Native Mission United Methodist Church. Free and open to the public; refreshments served.
Join us on Monday, Nov. 21 to deliver petitions to the Governor's Mansion in Lincoln.
WHAT: Petition delivery to Gov. Ricketts: Call Nebraska cops home from Standing Rock
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 21, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Governor's Mansion, 1425 H St., Lincoln, NE 68508
Pray for Whiteclay
WHERE: Lincoln, NE on the west steps of Nebraska State Capitol
WHEN: On Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
WHEN: A vigil focusing prayer for justice, healing, and compassion for Whiteclay, NE.
Whiteclay, Nebraska is:
● a town of 14 people with no law enforcement and no medical care
● a town with 4 liquor stores where 3.5 million cans of beer are sold annually
● a town located 200 yards from the Pine Ridge reservation where alcohol is legally prohibited yet where rates of alcoholism and fetal alcohol syndrome are epidemic
Join people of many churches, activists, legislators and community leaders who are asking public officials to exercise their authority and enforce the laws of Nebraska, ending the predatory sales of alcohol to a vulnerable population. Pray for healing and justice and pray that our hearts may be opened in compassion for our neighbors. For more information, follow our Facebook page “Fix Whiteclay.”
Contact: Dennis Carlson 402-476-3529
MEET THE AUTHORS
WHAT: Ann L. Sittig & Martha Florinda Gonzalez discuss The Mayans Among Us
WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016, 6:00 pm
WHERE: University Bookstore, Lower Level Nebraska Union
Many readers have praised the positive light the book sheds on Mayan immigrants and their work at the meatpacking plants as well as their lives in our eastern Nebraska communities. Ann Sittig met Martha Florinda González, a Mayan community leader living in Nebraska, and together they began gathering the oral histories of contemporary Mayan women living in the state and working in meatpacking plants.They focus on the unique experiences of the Central American Indigenous immigrants, and talk about the psychological, sociological, and economic wounds left by war, poverty, immigration and residence in a new country.Longtime Nebraskans share their perspectives also.
Nebraska Conservation Summit, Climate Change
Impacts on Nebraska and National Security
The 2016 Nebraska Conservation Summit will bring together diverse perspectives on climate change, one of the greatest conservation and humanitarian issues of our time, so that we can work together to ensure future generations can have a secure, just, and prosperous future. We have secured fifteen of Nebraska’s top climate experts to discuss the following topics:
· An Overview of Climate Change’s Impacts on Nebrask
· National Security in the Era of Climate Change
· Climate Change and Ecosystems
· Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy: Impacts of Climate Change· Climate Change and Public Health
· Water and Climate Change
· Climate Smart Solutions: Building Blocks and Actions
When: Wednesday, December 7th
Afternoon Sessions led by Nebraska Experts: 1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Social Hour: 5:45 PM - 6:30 PMKeynote Address: 6:30 PM
Where: Ahmanson Ballroom, Harper Center, Creighton University, 602 N 20th Street, Omaha NE 68178
The evening keynote address will be delivered by the Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Secretary McGinn develops Department-wide policies, procedures, advocacy and strategic plans. He also oversees all Department of the Navy functions and programs related to installations, safety, energy, and environment. In 2002, after 35 years of service, Mr. McGinn retired from the Navy after achieving the rank of Vice Admiral. While in the Navy, he served as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and national security strategist. His capstone assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, where he oversaw the development of future Navy capabilities. In a previous operational leadership role, he commanded the U.S. Third Fleet. Mr. McGinn is a past member of the Steering Committee of the Energy Future Coalition, the United States Energy Security Council, and the Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Board. He earned a B.S. degree in Naval Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy; attended the national security program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and was a Chief of Naval Operations strategic studies fellow at the U.S. Naval War College.
The Nebraska Conservation Summit is Hosted by the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters and the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund. Members of the Summit’s host committee include the Nature Conservancy, the Daugherty Water for Food Institute, and the Groundwater Foundation. Sponsors of the Summit include the Papio-Missouri NRD and the Sierra Club.
Additional information about the Summit (including agenda and list of discussion leaders) can be found at conservationsummit.com. The Summit Agenda is attached. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at conservationsummit.com If you would like a scholarship to cover your ticket, please contact Chelsea Johnson at email@example.com
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.