Category Archives: Events

Green Drinks in Omaha Wednesday, May 23

This is a friendly reminder that Omaha Green Drinks will be taking place at The Whole Foods Market in Omaha, Wednesday, May 23! We are teaming up with the Green Omaha Coalition to renew acquaintances, meet new faces, and celebrate all those who embody a shared mission of promoting a greener Omaha:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Whole Foods Market (10020 Regency Circle, Omaha)

Carpool, cycle, walk, or ride the bus! This is a great way to network, inspire, share ideas, and catch up with other “Green” people! Please RSVP on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you!

NFP’s Annual Rice & Beans Fundraiser May 12 in Omaha

From Progressive Omaha:

Mark your calendar for the Annual Omaha Rice and Beans Potluck & Fundraiser for Nebraskans for Peace!

  • “Turn off the Gun Spigot”
  • Amanda Gailey, President, Nebraskans Against Gun Violence
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • 5:30 p.m. social hour; 6 p.m. dinner

Hosted at the Presbyterian Church of the Master Fellowship Hall, 10710 Corby Circle (use South Entrance).

Please RSVP to NFPOmaha1970 at gmail dot com.

Amanda Gailey, an outspoken critic of the gun industry, is president of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence. She has written about gun policy and gun culture for Salon and The New Republic. She is also an associate professor of English at UNL.

March for Our Lives: Saturday in Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, and Kearney

Nebraskans for Peace, Greens, and many others will be joining with students across the country to march against gun violence. Here in Nebraska:

Lincoln: 1 p.m. at the State Capitol.  Check out the Facebook Event.

Omaha: 12 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Landing. Check out the Facebook Event.

Hastings: 12 p.m. at 14th & Saunders. RSVP at March for Our Lives.

Kearney: 12 p.m. at UNK’s Warner Hall. RSVP at March for Our Lives.

Saturday in Lincoln: Protect our kids from guns

From the Nebraska Resistance Calendar:

After the brutal gun rampage at Stoneman Douglas High School, our Governor showed his disrespect to the victims and survivors of gun violence everywhere by inviting the NRA to have its convention in Nebraska. Let the Grim Ricketts know how you feel about his latest effort to misrepresent Nebraska values.

Come to the Governor’s Mansion (14th and H streets, Lincoln) this Saturday, March 3, at noon. Bring signs and sidewalk chalk. Though he has turned the Governor’s Mansion into a ghost house, let’s invoke the leaders from the Nebraska Hall of Fame to help us protect our children from gun violence and VOTE HIM OUT.

Sponsored by Action Committee Nebraska. If you are interested in speaking at this event, leave your message as a comment on the event page:

Check out the Facebook event page.

Omaha Green Drinks Jan. 24

Here is a friendly reminder that Omaha Green Drinks will be taking place at Whole Foods this month! We are teaming up with the Green Omaha Coalition to renew acquaintances, meet new faces, and celebrate all those who embody a shared mission of promoting a greener Omaha:

  • Wednesday, January 24
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Whole Foods in Omaha (10020 Regency Circle)

Carpool, cycle, walk, or ride the bus! This is a great way to network, inspire, share ideas, and catch up with other “Green” people!

Please RSVP on Facebook.

In Lincoln and Omaha, Women’s March Saturday, Jan. 20

Women’s March in Lincoln

The second Women’s March will take place in downtown Lincoln on Saturday, January 20. The march begins at 3 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union, 1400 R St. Attendees will march down Centennial Mall to the steps of the Capitol building.

At the Capitol steps, there will be speeches from Democratic candidates Jane Raybould, Jessica McClure, Christa Yoakum and Patty Pansing Brooks.

Read more a the Lincoln Journal Star.

Women’s March in Omaha

The Omaha Women’s March will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 20. Meet us on 14th street between Douglas and Farnam (in front of the Gene Leahy Mall) for an opening program of speakers. After the speakers, we will march on 14th south to Howard, east on Howard through the Old Market to 10th, north on 10th to Farnam, and west on Farnam back to our starting area.

Read more and join the Facebook event.

Decision on Keystone XL pipeline coming Monday, Nov. 20

From the Lincoln Journal Star:

The Nebraska Public Service Commission will announce its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline next week.

The commission’s five elected members plan to vote on a proposed order during a public meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the commission headquarters, 1200 N St., Suite 300, according to a news release. The release didn’t say whether a majority of commissioners plan to support approving or denying the application by pipeline builder TransCanada.

Doors to the hearing room open at 9:30 a.m. A live video feed of the hearing will be provided by the commission and shared at JournalStar.com.

Nebraska’s approval is one of the final necessary steps before TransCanada could begin turning dirt on the 1,179-mile project, which would move Canadian oil sands from Hardisty, Alberta, to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The proposal has been a subject of controversy for nearly a decade.

Read the full story.

Join Bold Nebraska and the Pipeline Fighters in attending the meeting.

Upcoming Lincoln events: Support peace, understand voters, protect water, get free stuff

Nebraskans For Peace 2017 Annual Peace Conference

  • What: 2017 Annual Peace Conference: “Living Within the Natural Laws” and “A Revolutionary Approach to Reclaiming Our Democracy — Beginning with Local Food and Farming.”
  • When: Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Lane in Lincoln
  • View full agenda and register.

2017 E.N. Thompson Forum

  • What: “Why People Vote for Those Who Work Against Their Best Interests”
  • When: Tuesday, October 10, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Lied Center Main Stage, 12th & R Streets, Lincoln
  • Learn more.

Discussion of Lincoln’s Water Future, by the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters

  • What: A Discussion with three of Lincoln’s top water leaders and experts: Paul Zillig, General Manager of the Lower Platte South NRD, Steve Owens, Superintendent of Lincoln Water Systems, and Leirion Gaylor Baird of the Lincoln City Council.
  • When: Thursday, October 12th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Where: UNL City Campus Union, 1400 R Street, Lincoln NE 68588
  • Free and open to the public, followed by Q&A. Register here.

FREE SATURDAY!

  • What: Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Everything is free.
  • When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Where: The Bay, 2005 Y Street, Lincoln
  • Why: To inspire free culture and strong community relations.

Sept. 18 discussion in Omaha: How climate change affects public health

From the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters:

Please consider attending a discussion September 18 about the effects of climate change on public health. The speaker, Dr. Ali S. Khan, is one of the world’s foremost experts on this topic.

  • When: Monday, September 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Weitz Community Engagement Center, UNO Dodge Street Campus, Omaha
  • Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
  • To attend, please register here.

Dr. Ali Khan, Former Assistant Surgeon General and current Dean of the College of Public Health at UNMC, will speak about how climate change impacts public health. He will discuss how our health is currently being impacted by climate change, and share some of the top concerns the public health field has about the future and how we can prepare for it. There will be time for Q&A.

The League previously had Dr. Khan speak at the Conservation Summit, and the room was full. We recommend registering now to ensure you have a seat at the upcoming event on September 18. Please register here.

A spiritual gathering in support of sound policy in Lincoln Aug. 29

From Nebraskans for Peace:

We Will Not Be Left Behind: The Proposed Federal Budget and Ordinary People

The event will have a spiritual focus and will remind Lincoln and Nebraskans that the government has an obligation to protect the lives of poor and ordinary people through the provision of decent health care, education for civic competence and jobs, and uncontaminated water, air, and land.

  • When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Malone Center Auditorium, 2032 U Street, Lincoln

The events of Charlottesville are not isolated from the general efforts in this country to cut programs designed to help people of all cultures and races flourish. We wish to speak to a budget that will support everyone’s empowerment.

The program will begin with music and prayers, continue with remarks from representatives of the most affected communities, go on to a federal budget analysis from Appleseed, and close with a meditation on values, a prayer and music.  We hope for a good crowd.

The event is sponsored by NFP, NAACP Lincoln, Nebraska Appleseed, Sacred Winds, and El Centro de las Americas.