Christa Yoakum

Our past, our present and our future! Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. This is an opportunity to reflect on our past, take hold of our present, and imagine our future. Immigrant Nebraskans shaped the state we live in today, building our agricultural economy, as entrepreneurs, educators, inventors, laborers and community leaders. Today, immigrant neighbors continue in those same roles adding to the …

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Johanna Pesante-Daniel

Register Now! Practicing Community Tools for Race Equity & Belonging

Join community leaders from across Nebraska who are building inclusive and vibrant communities! This summer, Nebraska’s statewide welcoming convening will again take the form of a virtual series – with a focus on practicing community tools for race equity and belonging. Join Nebraskans across the state for collaborative sessions, tools, ideas, and networking with Nebraskans …

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Hate

The three separate acts of violence over the past weekend are symptomatic of larger and deeper issues of anti-Blackness and anti-Asian sentiments in the United States. Harmful conspiracy theories have steadily gained visibility in mainstream rhetoric, media, and politics feeding hatred and promoting White Nationalism.  While we mourn the loss of life and pain inflicted …

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Honor Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month and it’s a time to celebrate the cultures, accomplishments, and contributions of Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Telling stories and sharing culture through dance, family traditions, art, and music, we can learn contemporary diversity and the long history of Indigenous peoples across the land we now call the United …

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REGISTER NOW: Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series

Welcoming communities and places are made possible by people like you! Whether you’re a student, librarian, government worker, or business owner, each of us is empowered to foster more welcoming places at work, in our neighborhoods, and places of gathering where everyone feels like they belong.  We hope you can join us for The Fostering …

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Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week and beyond!

Neighbors all across Nebraska came together this Welcoming Week – virtually as well as physically – to celebrate, learn together, and take strides in creating communities where everybody can belong. Nebraskans hosted close to 30 events across more than eight communities, joining the growing movement to create more welcoming communities through intentional actions, practices, and …

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Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is just around the corner! Let us help you plan!

Now is the time to start planning your Welcoming Week event, and we can help! Welcoming Week is September 10th-19th and we’re ready to help you plan how you want to celebrate your community as a welcoming place! Each year, Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors from all backgrounds to come together, get to …

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Celebrate and recognize the history of Juneteenth

Celebrate and recognize the history of Juneteenth The impact of recognizing Juneteenth as the federal holiday with the passing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act cannot be understated. Yet many people don’t know the meaning and significance of Juneteenth.  While it took two and a half years for word of the Emancipation Proclamation to …

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Registration Is Open: Creating Communities of Belonging

Please note: We are currently in the 3rd session of the Creating Communities of Belonging series. Join us by registering at the link below! Join community leaders from across Nebraska who are building inclusive and vibrant communities This virtual series will provide collaborative sessions, presentations, and networking with Nebraskans who are committed to creating communities …

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