Events

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

Water Protectors: Women and Water are Sacred

WHERE: Sacred Winds Native Mission Church, 2400 S 11th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21 at 6 PM - 9 PM
WHAT: A panel discusion on our sacred responsibilities, women, and Standing Rock/DAPL. 

Panelists:
Renee Geller, Sacred Winds Church Youth Leader, Pte San Win, Educator, Ogallala Lakoata
Stephanie Pritchard Slobotski, formerly Ponca Tribal Council
Representative of the Army Corps of Engineers (possibly)

In virtually all Native American cultures, the spirit of water is sacred as is the spirit of womanhood. At Standing Rock, women are leading the way among the water protectors who are protecting the water for Indian country but also for the farmers and the cities downstream such as Sioux City, Omaha and Falls City. The panel will explore the meaning of this and other Standing Rock issues.

Soup and fry bread dinner at 6:00 p.m followed by panel discussion at 7:30.

*free will offering: proceeds to Sacred Winds and Standing Rock Water Protectors


FREE SCREENING | Sober Indian Dangerous Indian
Hastings College to host screening of powerful documentary 

WHERE: French Memorial Chapel on the Hastings College Campus
WHEN: Friday, February 24th at 7pm – 8:30pm. An update on the issues of Whiteclay, NE will immediately follow.

Sober Indian / Dangerous Indian is both a story of brave men and women on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation who have found empowerment through sobriety and those still struggling to overcome their alcohol addiction. A must-see film for anyone interested in stories about beating the odds in one of the poorest places in the country. This documentary follows the journey of four alcoholics living on the streets of Whiteclay, Nebraska, less than 300 yards from their homes in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Sober Indian / Dangerous Indian explores the harmful effects of alcohol abuse on tribal reservations including high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome, cirrhosis, teen suicide, and high-risk sexual behavior.

For more information, please contact Robin Vodehnal robinvodehnal@hotmail.com

Event put on by Fix Whiteclay NE Central NE Group

DISTURBING THE PEACE Special Screening 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St., Omaha, NE
PRESENTED BY: Film Streams and Nebraskans for Peace, with special thanks to Middle East Cultural and Educational Services and New Leaders Council - Omaha

Following the film will be an audience Q&A with filmmaker Stephen Apkon moderated by Douglas Paterson, Professor of Theatre at the University of Nebraska Omaha and Nebraskans for Peace member. Stephen Apkon follows a group of former combatants – Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – and traces their transformational journey from soldiers committed to armed battle to non-violent peace activists. Two of the featured soldiers created Combatants for Peace, the only bi-national group of soldiers working during an ongoing conflict.

Join us and hear the stories on both sides of this long-standing conflict, PEACE IS POSSIBLE.


Muslim Women, Violence, and Peacekeeping
A Lecture by and a Discussion with Dr. Najeeba Syed

WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: CEC 201/205 (UNO Community Engagement Center)

With the support of Humanities Nebraska, the UNO Islamic Studies Program and Sustained Dialogue are organizing a lecture by and follow-up discussion with Dr. Najeeba Syed, associate professor at Claremont School of Theology. The lecture will take place in Community Engagement Center Room 201/205 between 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.

Najeeba Syeed is an associate professor at Claremont School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding. She has chaired national conferences on Muslim and Interfaith Peacebuilding, served as a mediator in many cases, started mediation programs in many institutions including University of Southern California and several middle and high schools. Her track record as a peacemaker has made her sought out advisor for state, federal and White House initiatives, and in international conflicts in Guam, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, India and France.

UNO Women’s and Gender Studies, International Programs, Black Studies, Religious Studies, History and Political Science departments co-sponsor the event.

This lecture is part of “Dialogue with Muslim Communities in Omaha” project. This is the fourth event that we are organizing.

For more information, contact Dr. Kristian Petersen at 402.554.2683 or kjpetersen@unomaha.edu


Sitting Bull's Last Waltz

WHERE: Johnny Carson Theater - Lincoln, NE
WHEN: Playing from March 2 – March 5

Tickets on sale now for Sitting Bulls Last Waltz at the Johnny Carson Theater at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! 5 performances! All ticket proceeds will be dedicated to Standing Rock.

Sitting Bull's Last Waltz is a Rock Opera about the fatal showdown between Lakota Leader Sitting Bull and James McLaughlin at Standing Rock Agency in the 1880s. Created by Lincoln Native John Templin Schliesser, the show debuted at the Dragonfly Theater in Los Angeles in June 2016, with Musical Direction by Gregg Foreman (Cat Power).


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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