Celebrate with Us at the LWVGO Holiday Party on Dec. 3

Come and celebrate with us!

Tuesday, December 3rd

5:30 PM– 7:00 PM

7th floor AIM Building

1905 Harney Street, Omaha NE 68102

December is a good time to reflect on our successes and our continuing challenges. It’s time to celebrate all of our efforts to make democracy work and to enjoy time with fellow members of The League of Women Voters.

Bring your favorite dish or beverage to share if you would like.

RSVP to laura@lwvgo.org

Dine & Discuss on Nov. 25: The 1619 Project

This month we’re bringing the “Discuss” to Dine & Discuss. Please join us for a community dinner to discuss the New York Times 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to re-frame the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves.” -NYTimes

We encourage members to read the articles from The New York Times Magazine, and or listen to the podcasts available on the NYTimes website. Thank you to all who signed up to bring food, we will send reminders out to everyone who signed up to bring something to share and we will have some questions prepared. We are so excited to have a community discussion!

Dine & Discuss: The 1619 Project

Monday, November 25th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

There is no charge for Dine & Discuss.
(Donations are always greatly appreciated!)

To RSVP, please email candide@lwvgo.org

Hope to see you there!

Books After Dark: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Our next Books After Dark event will take place on Nov. 19 and will be a discussion of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

Books After Dark
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
7th floor conference room, AIM Institute, 1905 Harney St.

For more information and an optional RSVP, see the event on Facebook.

Dine & Discuss: The Truth About Fake News – Join Us Oct. 28

The Truth About Fake News

Monday, October 28
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

For this Dine & Discuss, Chris Allen, Professor of Communication and General Manager of UNO Television and KVNO Radio, will talk about all the ways Americans are being misled by media outlets and other information sources.

To RSVP please email candide@lwvgo.org.

Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Women’s Rights Here and Abroad: Symposium Happening Oct. 19 in Lincoln

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE 2019 FALL SYMPOSIUM

Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Women’s Rights Here and Abroad

Join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted women the right to vote.

Sponsored by OLLI and Global Perspectives: The Winter Lecture Series and the League of Women Voters, the program will feature scholars from the University of Nebraska and other institutions, as well as Nebraska women in elected office.

Hear about the history of the struggles for women’s suffrage; the impact of women in elections over the past century, as well as women’s involvement in elective office; and the status of women’s rights on a global scale.

The keynote speaker will be Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, professor emeritus at the Wilfrid Laurier University in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Howard-Hassmann has written several significant books and articles on international women’s rights. She was also so a consultant for the creation of UNL’s undergraduate program in Human rights.

This event is open to the public. Membership is not required.

Event Day/Date: Sat, Oct 19
Registration Deadline: Fri, Oct 11
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for check-in.
Location: UNL Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Parking is free on the blacktop lot to the north of the conference center.

Cost: $20 includes lunch. Cancellation after the registration deadline will be non-refundable.

Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.

For more information visit https://olli.unl.edu/events

Become a Deputy Registrar to Help Register Nebraska Voters: Training Sessions Happening on Sept. 24 & Oct. 15

Deputy registrars work as agents of the Election Commission to register voters throughout the county. In order to become an official deputy registrar, you must complete a training class conducted by the Election Commission. After completion, you will be certified by the Election Commission to conduct voter registration drives anywhere in Nebraska.

In order to be an official deputy registrar, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a registered voter in the State of Nebraska (you may register to vote at the deputy registrar training session, if not already registered to vote in Nebraska).
  • Must sign up for the deputy registrar training session on or before the business day prior to the training date.
  • Must attend a deputy registrar training session conducted by the Election Commission.

The training sessions are 1 hour long, free of charge and are being held:

  • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Millard Branch Library, 13214 Westwood Ln.
  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W Dodge Rd

Sign up for one of the sessions on the Douglas County Election Commission website.