The monthly Nebraska Green Party State Council meeting will be Sunday, January 15, at 7 p.m. Location is The Coffeehouse, 1324 P Street, in Lincoln. The agenda will include the ballot access drive and other business.
Before the meeting, it would be a good idea for attendees to check out INDIVISIBLE: A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.
From Progressive Omaha:
Join the resistance to Trump’s attack on our environment and civil rights by attending the #Earth2Trump Omaha Event.
The #Earth2Trump Roadshow is rallying and empowering defenders of civil rights and the environment to resist Trump’s dangerous agenda. Stopping in 16 cities on its way to Washington DC, it will bring thousands of people to protest at the presidential inauguration.
The Omaha event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 13, at First Unitarian Church, 3114 Harney Street, Omaha.
Check out the video and full route map at the Center for Biological Diversity.
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
Volunteers of the Lincoln chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will host a showing of the acclaimed National Geographic series “Years of Living Dangerously” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Barnyard, 151 N. Eighth St. The public watch party will include light refreshments.
The episode will be preceded by a message from special guests, including members of the “Years of Living Dangerously” cast. A question-and-answer session follows the film.
Get more info.
From Retain A Just Nebraska:
Please join us on Tuesday, November 1, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. for a reception with death row exoneree, Kirk Bloodsworth. A screening of the documentary Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man about his life will follow the reception.
An honorably discharged former Marine, Mr. Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. In 1984, he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old Dawn Hamilton. He was sentenced to death in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1985. Kirk was released from death row in 1993 after DNA tests incontrovertibly established his innocence.
- WHEN: 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016
- WHERE: The Session Room, 1506 Mike Fahey Street, Omaha
- COST: $50 suggested donation, $35 for young professionals
Mr. Bloodsworth will join us at the reception. Following that, there will be a screening of the film about his experience on death row at Film Streams, which is just around the corner from The Session Room, followed by a Q &A with him.
Learn more and RSVP.
Over 75% of Americans want open debates.
However, the Commission on Presidential Debates, run by former Republican and Democratic party officials, has chosen to exclude Jill Stein from the presidential debates. As we have demonstrated with the previous two debates, this does not stop the Stein/Baraka campaign from speaking truth to power. We have been inserting Jill’s responses in each debate and livestreaming it to #BreakTheBlackout. We’ll do it again during the third, and final, presidential debate on October 19th. We’ll also follow the debate with a live Q&A session, open to all. Join us!
Read more and join the Facebook Live Q&A with Jill Stein.
From Nebraskans for Peace:
Plan to attend Nebraskans for Peace’s Annual Peace Conference. Senator Ernie Chambers, Dr. Richard Miller, and Professor John Hibbing will be keynote speakers:
- Saturday, October 29
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Augustana Lutheran Church, 38th Sreet and Lafayette Avenue, Omaha
The 2016 Annual Peace Conference promises to be one of the best in our storied 46-year history. You can attend this all-day event (lunch included) for just $20. You can register for the conference by contacting the NFP State Office directly at nfpstate (at) nebraskansforpeace.org or (402) 475-4620.
The eight workshops are about Combating Climate Change, Stopping the Nuclear Arms Race, Our Criminal Justice System, The Latest on Whiteclay, Public Policy & Black Lives Matter, Getting To Know Our Muslim Neighbors, Crisis in Syria and Iraq, and The Political & Economic Prowess of the 1%.
Check out the full details, including the schedule and registration form.
The next People’s Film Festival event is this coming Monday, Oct. 17, held as always at 7 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 31st and Harney streets. The theme will be the death penalty, and two short films will be shown. The first is the award-winning documentary Stones, which explores the death penalty in Nebraska. The second is a film clip from Democracy Now! that deals with two people, one from Ireland and one from the United States. “It is a story you will marvel at and also be uplifted by,” says Steve Horn. “It ought to put a stake through the heart of those who insist on blind retribution.”
Please consider attending the Nebraska Green Party’s upcoming State Council Meeting:
- Sunday, Oct. 16
- 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Caffeine Dreams, 4524 Farnam St., Omaha
For more information and to request an agenda, contact Charles Ostdiek, NGP Co-Chair, at (402) 718-5991.
From Nebraskans For Peace:
Ahead of the upcoming November vote to retain the repeal of the death penalty, Nebraskans for Peace, Retain a Just Nebraska, the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, the National Association of Social Workers, and the League of Women Voters will be hosting a panel discussion on September 6, 2016, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Held at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A Street, the event is free and open to the public.
The discussion will cover in-depth the consequences of the death penalty. The panelists include Senator Colby Coash, from Legislative District 27, who helped garner votes to repeal last year. Christy Hargesheimer, Amnesty International State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator, will join the discussion, as will the former Gage County Attorney, Randall Ritnour. Rounding out the panel is Leslie Seymore, Board Director ACLU; Past Chair, National Black Police Association.
The panel meets the requirements for 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Mental Health for any qualified professional.
Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein will visit Omaha Wednesday, September 7. She will speak at the Swanson Conference Center on Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus, located at 5370 North 30th Street. (That’s inside the Institute for Culinary Arts.) Time is 7 to 9 p.m.
Join the Facebook event.
Map of MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus.