Inclusive Communities: October 2018 Update

Dear Friends,

As many of us are settling back into our fall routines, here at Inclusive Communities, that means jumping right into a whole new season of Lozier Omaha Table Talk, hosting the National Federation for Just Communities Conference, continuing to celebrate our 80th year, and much, much more! 

We also look forward to welcoming the first group of students from schools across the Omaha metro area to the 2018-19 IncluCity Camp on October 19!

We've got some great stuff planned for this year, and we hope to see you all at our upcoming events!

Maggie Wood
Executive Director

Announcing the 2018/2019 Omaha Table Talk Season!

We're off to a great start with the 2018/2019 season of Omaha Table Talk! We kicked off the season with a very timely discussion on the importance of the judicial nomination process at our Courts Matter Table Talk on September 27, and also took the opportunity to get our participants registered to vote! 

Then, in partnership with the Omaha Public Library, we had a full house for our October 2 discussion of the novel The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, in which a young girl finds her voice and the courage to use it.

Upcoming Omaha Table Talk Events

Race and Redlining
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
Room 201   

Race and Feminism
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
Room 201

Stay Tuned for More Information on These Omaha Table Talks!
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Take a Knee
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Youth Voice/Advocacy
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Race and Art with Joslyn 30 Americans
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 - Food Access and Classism
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Ageism
  • Thursday, March 26, 2019 - Black Lives Matter with College of Saint Mary
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - Faith and LGBTQ
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Education and Ableism
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Race and Drugs
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Main Event - OMAHA GIVES
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Appropriation vs. Appreciation
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 - Mass Shooting Epidemic

Lozier Omaha Table Talk events are: free and open to the public (age 15 and older); ASL interpretation is available; wheelchair accessible; and vegan/allergy-friendly food is provided. In order to provide what is needed, please RSVP and indicate any dietary and accessibility needs. 

Inclusive Communities Hosts NFJC Conference in Omaha

On September 26-29, we had the pleasure of hosting the Annual Leadership Conference for the National Federation for Just Communities. Our hearts and minds were inspired as over 40 of our colleagues from across the country joined us to examine themes of diversity and inclusion. 

A highlight of the conference was a Historical Bus Tour led by Gary Kastrick that led us through Omaha's untold history from North to South Omaha. 

We Want to Hear from YOU!

Inclusive Communities is proud to participate in an initiative with BluePrint Nebraska to identify community members' views on areas for improvement throughout the state of Nebraska. Blueprint Nebraska's mission is to provide a strategic plan that offers a clear path towards sustained economic prosperity for all. The bottom line: it is attempting to gather data to help state leaders understand what Nebraska's strengths and weaknesses are so that our state can compete more effectively for the next several decades. 

Blueprint Nebraska is asking all citizens of Nebraska to complete a Community survey to help gather this data. This survey assures that we are hearing from all Nebraskans, and will help determine the goals that Nebraska should develop for its economic and business future. 

This survey takes only about 5 minutes to complete, and your information will be kept confidential and will only be seen by trained researchers at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. 

Omaha Table Talk Facilitation Training

Join us to learn about facilitating small group discussions, and practice your skills. Absolutely anyone interested in improving your public speaking in a small, comfortable group is welcome to attend! 

Saturday, November 10, 2018
UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

Contact Tena if you have any questions.

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