Events

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

Rally in Front of Courthouse

Friday, March 31, 2017 HIGH NOON RALLY at Courthouse in Lincoln

A rally in support of efforts to shut down the beer stores in Whiteclay will be held on Friday, March 31 at the east entrance of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln. The rally will begin at 12:00 noon and feature a number of inspiring speakers. Please plan to attend!

The rally is taking place during the hearing on the lawsuit filed in the Lancaster County District Court by beer store owners seeking to preclude the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission from proceeding with the April 6, 2017 hearing will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. The hearing, which is open to the public, will be held in the County-City Building, 555 10th Street, Lincoln. Plan to enter the building early because security clearance can be time-consuming.

The Wounds of White Clay: Nebraska's Shameful Legacy

Hosted by St. Monica's Behavioral Health Services

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: First-Plymouth Church 2000 D St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

Please join us Wednesday April 5th for an evening of sharing with UNL Professor and Author Joe Starita along with students from his class on Whiteclay NE.

UNL students will share their experiences and the heart wrenching stories in photo and narrative.

Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks will provide an overview on the LB407 which will create a Task Force to Examine Health Issues caused by alcohol sales in the unincorporated town of Whiteclay NE

Free admission
 

CNPW Monthly Gathering

CNPW will hold our monthly Peace Gathering on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at Representative Adrian Smith's office from 5:00 PM to 6 PM (if you can be there by 4:30 PM, please come early) in Grand Island, NE. Representative Smith's address is: 1811 W 2nd St. The main theme will be the Affordable Care Act and the tRump/Ryan replacement. Also we want a town hall meeting in or near the tri-city area, held in the evening so working Nebraskans can attend. We hope to have a BIG attendance. I will be sending an information sheet on what the tRump/Ryancare Health Act contained, to help with needed signs.

Crete Nebraskans for Peace Auction!!

SAVE April 6, 2017 FOR THE PEACE AUCTION! The date is fast approaching!!

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Place: In the ARC (west end) United Church of Christ,12th and Ivy, Crete, NE

Share and/or add to your treasure trove at the Crete Nebraskans for Peace Auction. You set the price – such a deal!!! Bargains are terrific at the Crete Nebraskans for Peace Auction!!

Again we are happy to announce that our auctioneer is the one, the only

CODY VANCE.

He knows how to move those problematic items to happy new owners.

Contributions to past auctions have included a wide variety of small items of inestimable value such as: food (Mid-Eastern meal, candy, kolache, rolls, jelly, bread, pickles, etc.), books, games, lamps, mouse puppets, puzzles, videos, jewelry, hats, and sundry items of nearly infinite variety culled from the treasure troves commonly found in basements, attics, closet shelves, shoe boxes, under mattresses and in safety deposit boxes. Keep those items in circulation.

Come one, come all and join the fun! Bring your friends for an evening of NFP gaiety and camaraderie. Questions and to RSVP? Call Pat or Rob at 826-4818 or Jane at 402-797-3855.

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!!


Hearing before the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission

Thursday, April 6, 2017 Hearing before the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, State Capitol, Room 1525

A hearing to decide if the four beer stores in Whiteclay will have their licenses renewed will be held before the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the State Capitol, Room 1525. The hearing is open to the public. Seating, however, will be limited to approximately 125.

Assistance Is Needed to Pay Litigation Costs and Expenses. Please help defray the costs and expenses of Whiteclay litigation. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Please forward a check (marked "Whiteclay") to Nebraska Appleseed, 941 "O" Street, Suite 920, Lincoln, NE 68508. If you would like to contribute by credit card, call Nebraska Appleseed at 402-438-8853.


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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