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.

Books After Dark: Biased Discussion Happening July 9

Join us in discussion of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD.

You don’t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward.

We’re meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 on the 8th floor of the AIM Institute Building at 1905 Harney St.

Join Us for Dine & Discuss on June 24, Now in a New Location!

The next Dine & Discuss, LWVGO’s monthly membership event, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 24 in the Exchange Room on the 7th floor of the AIM Institute building, 1905 Harney St.

A pizza dinner will be provided to celebrate our new location.

Free parking is available on the first and second floor behind the building.

Our features speaker is LWVNE Co-President Linda Duckworth, who will be sharing her experience visiting the El Paso, Texas, border region while volunteering for Annunciation House.  Annunciation House is accepting 400-700 refugees per day that have been released from ICE and helping them to reach relatives and support communities while they wait for their judicial hearings. Linda will relate her up-close-and-personal experience with an issue most of us only read about in the newspapers.
For more information visit: Annunciation House.

Next Doc Club Meeting June 22: American Revolutionary

Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at Big Mama’s Cafe, 3223 North 45th Street, Turning Point Campus, Bldg A, for the next meeting of the LWVGO Doc Club.

We’ll be discussing the documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. Please watch the film ahead of time; it is available on Netflix.

Please send any questions to krystal@lwvgo.org.

Next Voter Registrar Training Saturday June 29

The voter registrar training scheduled for June 11 is now full, but a new training session has opened up for enrollment. The next training session will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Jesuit Academy, 2311 N. 22nd St.

LWVGO volunteers who help to register voters must have a current (the training remains valid for three years) certification as a Nebraska Deputy Registrar. From the Douglas County website:

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.

The next deputy registrar training will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Jesuit Academy, 2311 N. 22nd St. To participate in this free training, you must register beforehand on the county website.

To be eligible to be a deputy registrar, you must:

  • 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.

Again, this training is free and open to anyone eligible to vote in Nebraska. You must register on or before Monday, June 10 to be allowed in the class, and you can register at votedouglascounty.com.

Please note that the website does not send a confirmation message or email following your sign-up.

Please send any questions to the Election Commission at 402-444-VOTE (8683) or to LWVGO Voter Services at gotv@lwvgo.org.