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!

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.

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.

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.

Dine & Discuss: Women’s Fund Get Out the Vote Efforts on May 20

The next Dine & Discuss is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Valentino’s, 5022 S 108th St. Tiffany Seibert Joekel, Woman’s Fund Research and Policy Director will be talking about their 2018 Get Out the Vote Campaign.

Dinner is $14.14, but not required to participate. Contact marylee@lwvgo.org with any questions.

Tiffany Seibert will be talking to us about the Women’s Fund 2018 Get Out the Vote Campaign that focused on young women. The campaign’s digital focus will be featured in the talk. 

Tiffany Seibert is the Research and Policy Director of the Omaha Women’s Fund.  Tiffany works with Women’s Fund staff and partners to advance public policy to ensure that every woman and girl in our community has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

Tiffany is a self-described policy wonk and is passionate about helping people get involved in public policy. Most of her career has been spent working in and around the state legislature, with some local and federal policy work intermingled throughout. Prior to joining the Women’s Fund in March 2018, Tiffany served as Policy Director at OpenSky Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank focused on tax, budget, and education finance policy in Nebraska. Her past experience also includes serving as Director of the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska, bringing together advocates, researchers, funders, and community leaders who advocate for policies to alleviate poverty. Tiffany has also worked as a legislative aide for a state senator in the Nebraska Legislature and as a policy coordinator and researcher at Voices for Children in Nebraska.

Tiffany has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Justice and Peace Studies and a master’s degree in International Relations from Creighton University. She and her family currently reside in the Minne Lusa neighborhood of Omaha.

Join Us April 29 for Dine & Discuss: Nebraska Farmers Union

Dine and Discuss with Graham Christensen, Secretary of the Nebraska Farmers Union

Graham will be speaking about the effect of the trade dispute on Nebraska Farmers as well as the impact of recent flooding. 

Please join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 29 at Valentino’s on 108th & L St. If you’d like to eat, the cost of the buffet is $14.14. Drinks are included (wine and beer are extra). However, you do not have to dine to participate in the discussion.

Optional RSVP by emailing office@lwvgo.org or by phone at 402-344-3701.

Join Us for Dine & Discuss On the Road: First Ladies First Performance on March 26

Dine & Discuss is Going on the Road to the Durham Museum for a performance of FIRST LADIES FIRST!

More about this live performance: The lives of America’s two First Ladies ranged from tedious, to amusing, to very exciting, each adding her personal style into the character of the nation. Join the first, First Ladies as they show how they carved the identity of the new United States. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington and Abigail Smith Adams grew up in very different circumstances. This historical re-enactment is in conjunction with the American Democracy Exhibit.

When: March 26, 2019 (Note this is a Tuesday)

Dinner: 5:15 p.m. – Box Dinner cost $11 (please pay in advance via the registration form below)

Performance: 6:30 p.m. – Performance is included with your admission (Adults $11, Seniors $8) that you will pay separately from the dinner fee. (The performance is also included if you are a member of the Durham.)

We have 20 tickets reserved but you must RSVP by 9 a.m. on March 15, 2019. For more information or questions, contact MaryLee Moulton at mmoulton@lwvgo.org.

Please feel free to arrive early to tour the American Democracy exhibit.

To attend, fill out and submit the form below. You must register before 9 a.m. on March 15 to participate. You do not have to purchase a box lunch, but you can by selecting the option below and paying the $11 fee.

Dine & Discuss — Winning the Vote: The 72-Year Campaign for the 19th Amendment

Join us for a special Dine & Discuss event with Dianne Bystrom.

This presentation will trace the history of the 72-year campaign for women’s right to vote in the United States, including the contributions of such leading suffragists as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Mary Church Terrell, Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt. 

Dr. Dianne Bystrom is director emerita of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University. She directed the center for 22 years before retiring in August 2018. She also founded Iowa State’s Leadership Studies Program and served as its director for 10 years. Dr. Bystrom has contributed to 25 books—including An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign (2018); Gender and Elections (2018, 2014, 2009 and 2006); and Women in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Women as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders (2018)—as a as a co-author, co-editor or chapter author. She also has written journal articles on women and politics, youth voters and the Iowa caucus. Dr. Bystrom continues to serve as a speaker and commentator about political and women’s issues for community groups, professional organizations and the media. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kearney (NE) State College and a master’s degree in journalism and Ph.D. in communication, both from the University of Oklahoma.

Join us for Dine & Discuss from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at Valentino’s, 5022 S 108th St.

Legislative Update with LWVGO Policy Directors Scheduled for Jan. 28

Join us for our first Dine & Discuss of the new year, held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2019, at Valentino’s at 108th & L streets.

The Dine & Discuss will feature LWVGO Policy Chairs Peggy Adair and Darci Garcia, who will discuss the new session of the Nebraska Legislature.

Peggy and Darci will present a short “Legislature 101” to familiarize you with the unique unicameral, and will then discuss the bills that have been introduced this session that are of interest to the League. They will also review effective lobbying at LWV Legislative Day at the Nebraska Legislature. (This exciting opportunity to meet with your Senators takes place on Tuesday, February 19 beginning at 8:30am in Lincoln. For more information and to register, please go to lwv-ne.org.)

After their presentation, they will have a short meeting for those interested in participating in policy research for specific areas.

If you’d like to eat (you do not have to dine to discuss), the buffet is $14.14. Drinks included (wine and beer are extra). RSVP to our office omahalwv@gmail.com or 402-344-3701, or via Facebook, is optional.

 

Taking Action Against Gun Violence: Dine & Discuss with Megan Gentrup of Moms Demand Action

Please join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at Valentino’s at 108th & L streets for Dine & Discuss. This month, our featured speaker is Megan Gentrup from the nonpartisan group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms. Come hear how the group is taking action nationally and in Nebraska, and is working with student groups.

If you’d like to eat (you do not have to dine to discuss), the buffet is $14.14. Drinks included (wine and beer are extra). Optional RSVP to our office omahalwv@gmail.com or 402-344-3701.