Books After Dark: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Join us for Books After Dark: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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To learn more about Books After Dark and how you can get involved please contact Krystal@lwvgo.org.

Dine & Discuss – Harvard Case Study: Democracy and Women’s Rights in America

Join us for a Harvard Case Study Discussion!
Monday, January 25th 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Zoom

Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: From Women’s’ Suffrage to the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)

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This month we will be joined by South High Teacher Jennifer Synowiecki, who was trained in 2019 in the Case Study Method at Harvard University, Boston, MA. Ms. Synowiecki will be moderating this discussion with several South High students who experienced the case study in class.

The Case Method by Harvard Business School requires students to walk in the shoes of decision-makers by considering all facts within contexts of time. This process ignites discussion and does not intend to focus on particular views, but to identify approaches within decision making itself. Harvard Business School is implementing cases in schools and communities because feedback from prior participants have cited greater motivation to become civically engaged.

The case, Democracy and Women’s Rights in America focuses on decisions surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment put forth to states by congress in 1972. The case will cover rights of women from America’s founding, the road to women’s suffrage, and initial proposals to add the ERA to the United States Constitution.

Be prepared to be an active participant in the case to discuss facts, think critically, and learn more about American Democracy.  The event is designed to encourage those of all ages in our community from students to seniors – to recommit to our democratic process of healthy debate and constructive compromise.

Registered participants will receive the case study 30 days prior to the event by email. Participants should prepare their case along with answers to questions provided prior to the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To learn more about this event please email joanna@lwvgo.org!

 

If you have suggestions for speakers you would like to hear from, send your recommendations to Candide@lwvgo.org.

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Listen & Learn to discuss the bills dropped so far by the Nebraska Legislature

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Join us on Tuesday, January 19th at 12:30 pm- 1:30pm to discuss bills dropped so far by the Nebraska Legislature. We will be joined by some of the LWVNE committee chairs who will talk about League strategy to respond to bills that the League will likely make priorities for the session.

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https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpf-yorzkjGtJmU03hfFLCF8fVgukp9O4h

If you have suggestions for speakers you’d like to hear from, send your recommendations to Candide@lwvgo.org

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Dine & Discuss – Essence of Us Study Presentation by I Be Black Girl

Join us for Dine & Discuss – Essence of Us Study Presentation by I Be Black Girl

Monday, September 28th – 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

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“In Spring 2019, Grantmakers for Girls of Color issued a call to action to step forward and take charge of advancing research that centers the voices and experiences of girls of color. With the release of their seminal report Start from the Ground Up: Increasing Support for Girls of Color, Grantmakers for Girls of Color provided a framework to support girls of color in our communities.  I Be Black Girl in collaboration with University Nebraska at Omaha STEPs is answering that call by conducting localized research that aims to:

  • Define what is meant by “Black women and girls” (BWGs) and examine the tensions in those definitions
  • Explore the everyday structural barriers as described by BWGs
  • Map challenges faced by and budding opportunities for those supporting BWGs on the ground
  • Inform recommendations for service providers, funders, and policy advocates aspiring to develop increased intentional support for BWGs”

Join us to learn more about this study’s findings and how it impacts our local community! I Be Black Girl is a collective that creates space for Black identifying women and girls to grow, connect and give. To learn more and donate to I Be Black Girl please click here!

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