Events

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

Needed 2018 Nebraska Corrections Reform

A Panel and Citizen Discussion-RESCHEDULED

WHERE: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1200 S 40th St, Lincoln, NE 68510
WHEN: Monday, Feb 19, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p. m.
WHO: Doug Koebernick, Inspector General, Nebraska Correctional System; Former Senator Danielle Conrad, director, ACLU, Nebraska; Professor emeritus, John Krejci, writer, Nebraska Criminal Justice Review; Mr. Shakur Abdullah, Case Manager at ReConnect Inc. of Omaha, providing reentry skills/services.

The Nebraska Correctional System has been the subject of continuing study and controversy. In recent time, the three branches of government cooperated with the Council of State Governments in a considerable examination of Corrections; the ACLU has filed a suit concerning overcrowding, health issues and other problems alleged as part of Corrections; LR 127, a study by the Nebraska legislature, calls for attention to staffing, overcrowding, and funding for the correctional system. Other critics of the system have spoken of the overemphasis on minimal sentencing, lack of restorative justice, delay in the restoration of civil rights to released prisoners, and issues in the lead-up to probation and inmate education.

The panel will discuss its perceptions of what needs to be done and how it needs to be done through state action, financing, volunteer work, and the mobilization of citizens.

Sponsors: NFP, Lincoln Chapter; NASW – Nebraska; ACLU of Nebraska; NAACP--Lincoln branch; Lincoln Friends Meeting; Latino American Commission; Reentry Alliance of Nebraska;

Climate Change: Morphing into an Existential Threat
A Lecture by Pope Francis's Climate Scientist, V. Ramanathan, Ph.D.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Creighton University, Harper Ballroom,
2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178

V. Ramanathan is the Victor Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He is a world renowned and pioneering figure in the history of climate science. In 2014, Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential thought leaders in the world. In addition to the many awards and honors bestowed upon him, including being elected to the National Academy of Sciences, he was appointed by Saint John Paul II to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 2004, advised Pope Francis on his ecological encyclical Laudato Si’, and represented the Holy See at the United Nations Climate Negotiations in 2015 and 2016.

Event is free and open to the public! Register here: https://goo.gl/hbjUhL

His lecture is part of the “Planetary Emergency Lecture Series,” which is funded by the 2016 Creighton Global Initiative. It is advised to arrive early because there could be a large crowd.

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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