Dine & Discuss – Harvard Case Study: Democracy and Women’s Rights in America

Join us for a Harvard Case Study Discussion!
Monday, January 25th 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Zoom

Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: From Women’s’ Suffrage to the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)

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This month we will be joined by South High Teacher Jennifer Synowiecki, who was trained in 2019 in the Case Study Method at Harvard University, Boston, MA. Ms. Synowiecki will be moderating this discussion with several South High students who experienced the case study in class.

The Case Method by Harvard Business School requires students to walk in the shoes of decision-makers by considering all facts within contexts of time. This process ignites discussion and does not intend to focus on particular views, but to identify approaches within decision making itself. Harvard Business School is implementing cases in schools and communities because feedback from prior participants have cited greater motivation to become civically engaged.

The case, Democracy and Women’s Rights in America focuses on decisions surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment put forth to states by congress in 1972. The case will cover rights of women from America’s founding, the road to women’s suffrage, and initial proposals to add the ERA to the United States Constitution.

Be prepared to be an active participant in the case to discuss facts, think critically, and learn more about American Democracy.  The event is designed to encourage those of all ages in our community from students to seniors – to recommit to our democratic process of healthy debate and constructive compromise.

Registered participants will receive the case study 30 days prior to the event by email. Participants should prepare their case along with answers to questions provided prior to the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To learn more about this event please email joanna@lwvgo.org!

 

If you have suggestions for speakers you would like to hear from, send your recommendations 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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Dine & Discuss on Feb. 24: Learn About the 2020 Census

United States Census 2020

Monday, February 24th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

Surprising information on the Census and training to LWVGO members and friends presented by Census representatives Joel Cota and Maria Valentin. Lilia Fransicony is our representative on the Complete Count Committee (CCC). We will also hear from her, as well as Hannah Young, CCC coordinator.

Find out why the League is taking action & offering volunteers at the libraries to help citizens complete the census online.

This presentation will suffice as a training for LWVGO members who sign up to volunteer at the libraries.  It is critical that every citizen be counted!

RSVP to candide@lwvgo.org.

Dine & Discuss: 2020 Legislative Issues Discussion – Join Us on Jan. 27

 

Nebraska 2020 Legislative Issues

Monday, January 27th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

Join us for a discussion with our Co-Directors of Public Policy, Terri Crawford and Darci Garcia, on the topic of Nebraska’s 2020 Legislative Issues.

Don’t forget the RSVP for the Dine and Discuss. To RSVP please email candide@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!

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.