Listen & Learn with Westin Miller


Please use the following to Join the Zoom Meeting:

Join us on Tuesday, October 13th at 12:30 pm- 2:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99709476347?pwd=a255RDUxV3BZLy9RdEl1MS9IeWZhQT09

Meeting ID: 997 0947 6347
Passcode: 502474

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac8CeaO8IPIf you have suggestions for speakers you’d like to hear from, send your recommendation to Candide@lwvgo.org

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Dine & Discuss with Dr. Deborah Ann Turner

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Meeting ID: 986 5906 5259

If you have suggestions for speakers you’d like to hear from, send your recommendation 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

You can view the video of the event. click here!

“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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Power the Vote Discussion Series: Defining the Next 100 Years kick-off Rescheduled for 08/17/2020

We are excited to announce that the Women Power the Vote Discussion Series: Defining the Next 100 Years kick-off has been rescheduled for Monday, August 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT. LWVUS Chief Executive Officer Virginia Kase will sit down with LWVUS President Deborah Turner for a one-hour discussion on what lies ahead for democracy in America, and how all women can be active participants.  

This powerful discussion will examine how women voters can better elevate the voices and perspectives of women of color, how we can protect current voting rights while continuing to expand access, and what role we all play in the racial justice movement.   

Graphic announcing the event with the Women Power the Vote logo

As we approach the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, LWVUS will dig into the work we need to do over the next 100 years to ensure fair elections with participation by all, particularly those who have been marginalized in the past. 

This conversation will be streamed live on the LWVUS Facebook page and will include a live question and answer portion to provide an opportunity for viewers across the country to pose questions through social media.

Viewers are encouraged to share the event on Facebook with your followers and to use the hashtag #WomenPowertheVote when participating in the discussion on social media.

We hope you’ll join us on Monday, August 17!

LWVGO 2020 Annual Meeting – RSVP Today!

LWVGO’s 2020 Annual Meeting will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.

The Annual Meeting is a celebration of the past year’s accomplishments as well as an opportunity to look ahead. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. When you register, please use the email address at which you would like to receive the Zoom link.

The Annual Meeting is open to all, but only LWVGO members may vote. To become an LWVGO member, click here: https://www.lwvgo.org/join/ .

Agenda

9:45am Virtual Sign-On / Check-In

10am-11am Annual Meeting

  • League Business
  • Installation of New Officers
  • Member Recognition
  • New Business

11am-12pm League Learning Breakout Sessions

  • Session 1: Defunding the Police
  • Session 2: New Member Orientation
  • Session 3: Voter Services 101
  • Session 4: The Observer Corps
  • Session 5: A Brief History of the 19th Amendment

LWVGO Suspending In-Person Meetings & Voter Registrations

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is suspending all face-to-face meetings and voter-registration drives, effective immediately and lasting, unless otherwise posted, until March 31, 2020. We will update our members of any extension before the end of the month. Look for notifications of online opportunities to meet.

We encourage our members to request a vote by mail ballot at votedouglascounty.com/elections/2020/Primary/P20RequestByMail.pdf, and to share this link with others.

You can also encourage online voter registration at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration.

If you have any questions, contact us via our website, via email or on Facebook.

We aren’t going away; we are just going online. Stay safe and keep washing your hands.

-LWVGO Board (board@lwvgo.org)