Join us for the 2023 Good Apple Awards on Thursday, October 5 at the Livestock Exchange Ballroom in Omaha. Social hour with an hors d’oeuvres dinner and live music begins at 6:00 pm with a short program to follow at 7:00 pm.
This year the Good Apple Awards will recognize organizations and individuals that have kept community needs at the center of their work and used their skills and resources to advance the fight for justice and opportunity for all.
We decided to recognize three organizations — I Be Black Girl, OutNebraska, and Karen Society of Nebraska — that are working at the grassroots level to support people directly affected by some of the most pressing issues in Nebraska. The people closest to the problem are closest to the solution and grassroots organizing is the best way to identify and elevate those solutions.
We are also recognizing the legal work of Stinson LLP, who has provided countless pro bono hours to critical research to advance social justice in Nebraska.
The Jim Wolf Equal Justice Award is going to a life-long advocate, community organizer, and supportive leader. Yolanda Nuncio has dedicated her career and free time to advancing the cause of justice: fighting for immigration reform, workers rights, voting rights, health care, child welfare, and economic justice. The impact of her leadership will be felt across the state for decades to come.
I Be Black Girl – ROOTS OF JUSTICE AWARD
OutNebraska – ROOTS OF JUSTICE AWARD
Karen Society of Nebraska – ROOTS OF JUSTICE AWARD
This award recognizes grassroots advocates who have made outstanding contributions to justice and opportunity for all while building a stronger community.
Stinson LLP – SEEDS OF JUSTICE AWARD
This award recognizes outstanding legal contributions to public interest law and/or pro bono contributions by private practice lawyers and law firms advancing the public interest through public policy reform.
Yolanda Nuncio – JIM WOLF EQUAL JUSTICE AWARD
This award recognizes a Nebraskan who has made significant contributions to justice for all throughout her or his career in the spirit of Jim Wolf, a founding Appleseed board member. The individual should be someone who, like Jim, stepped outside of the comfort of their day-to-day lives and, without thought for their own economic or political gain, devoted themselves to public service to benefit the common good, and heeded the call to respond to adversarial and difficult circumstances facing others.
To learn more about the 2023 Good Apple Awards, honorees, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit neappleseed.org/goodapple.