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.

Meet the League on Sept. 26: Member Orientation Offers the Chance to Learn More About LWVGO

Calling all new members! (And those who would just like to know more about LWVGO!)

Join us at our next Meet the League:

Thursday, September 26
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Combine Room, 2nd floor, AIM building
1905 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68102
Hosted by the LWVGO Membership Committee

Please join us for Member Orientation, where you’ll meet League leaders and learn more about membership in the League of Women Voters.

Feel free to bring your favorite drink or food to share; this part is purely optional, however! You will have the opportunity to talk to small group leaders and to sign up to participate as much or as little as fits your schedule.

We hope to see you there!

Email laura@lwvgo.org with any questions.

Celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage at the Nebraska History Museum

One hundred years ago, Nebraska was one of the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States.  Beginning August 16th, the Nebraska History Museum invites you to celebrate women’s suffrage with their newest exhibit, Votes For Women: Nebraska’s Suffrage Story. The exhibition will be open on August 16, 2019, through January 2, 2021.

The exhibit will feature artifacts, photographs, and more from Nebraska’s suffrage movement as well as commentary from present-day women in politics and advocacy. Visitors will see unique objects including the Nebraska pen used by Governor Roy McKelvie to sign the bill ratifying the 19th Amendment and an autograph book signed by Nebraska and nationally known suffragists including Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Clara Colby. The exhibit also features many original banners, flags, and pennants used in Nebraska suffrage parades.

Celebrate the opening of Votes for Women
Friday, August 16th, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum, 1500 R Street in Lincoln, to celebrate the opening of Vote for Women: Nebraska’s Suffrage Story. Be one of the first people to see the exhibit and experience Nebraska’s suffrage movement first hand.

Guests will see authentic banners, posters, clothing from this crucial civil rights struggle, learn about the women (and men) who worked for decades to win Nebraska’s battle for the ballot, experience the passion and power of historic re-enactors depicting suffragists Clara Bewick Colby, Susan B. Anthony and Rheta Childe Orr, and much more!

The free event will be Friday, August 16th, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Your Calendars for the 100th Anniversary Kickoff

In a very special Dine & Discuss event, we will be hosting a kickoff to our celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday August 26 at the AIM building, 1905 Harney St., on the 7th floor. (August 26 is also Women’s Equality Day!)

We hope you can join us for a presentation on the 19th Amendment by Judge Laurie Smith Camp, Senior District Judge of the United States District Court, District of Nebraska.

There is no cost to attend and heavy appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP to candide@lwvgo.org so we will know how much food to order. We hope to see you there!

Grace Crandall Richardson: Nebraska’s Persistent Suffragist

Dr. Amy Forss, chair of the History Department and Social Science co-representative at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, will unpack Grace Crandall Richardson’s personal scrapbooks to offer insights into the life of one of Nebraska’s fighting suffragists.

Dr. Forss is presenting from 12 to 1 pm. Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln.

Images and personal memories outline Richardson’s campaign and her role in the 1917-1919 Nebraska Supreme Court case Barkley vs. Pool. Included in the presentation are photographs and artifacts from the History Nebraska collection and excerpts from the unpublished autobiography.

Books After Dark: ‘Visionary Women’ by Andrea Barnet Aug. 20

Join us to discuss the importance of the work these women did to make our world a better place. We’ll be discussing Visionary Women by Andrea Barnet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tue., Aug. 20 at the LWVGO office in the AIM Institute building, 1905 Harney St.

Book Summary: This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do.

Optional RSVP on Facebook.

Next Doc Club Meeting: ‘Sustainable’ on Aug. 17

Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17 at Big Mama’s Kitchen And Catering, 3223 N 45th St., for our next Documentary Club meeting.

Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

Watch on Netflix ahead of the event, then join us at the Doc Club meeting to discuss. Optional RSVP on Facebook.

Watching documentaries is a great way to learn new things and open your mind to ways to improve our world.

 

Dine & Discuss: Reduce, Recycle and More Happening July 22

DINE& DISCUSS
Monday, July 22, 2019
5:30 PM
1905 Harney St. in the Exchange Room on floor 7.
Join us at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 22 for Reduce, Recycle and More. Our presenter, Michael J. O’Hara, J.D., Ph.D., has worked on environmental issues for many years. He has been active with the Missouri Valley chapter of the Sierra Club and will be able to answer our many questions about:
  • Ban the Bag Ordinance efforts
  • Omaha’s trash, yard waste and recycling contract
  • The Orange Hefty bag project
  • Success with Composting
  • and much more.

Bring your questions on July 22!

Dinner will be provided. 

The Dine & Discuss dates for the rest of 2019 (which will all be held at the LWVGO office building 7th floor, Exchange Room) on the fourth Monday of the month are:

  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 25
There is no Dine & Discuss in December. There will be a holiday party at the LWVGO office on December 3, 2019.
Free parking is available in the rear of the building on the 1st and 2nd floors.