A new year brings a new chance for Nebraskans to work together to build the state we all want to live in – where dignity, justice, equality, and opportunity are available to everyone.
There is an enormous amount of passion and energy right now to be part of a movement that fights for positive change. Next week, there will be several chances for you to come together with other Nebraskans and show we recognize our communities are stronger when everyone has a real opportunity to succeed.
“What does the future hold for Latinos in Nebraska?”
Monday, January 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
El Centro de las Americas, 210 O Street, Lincoln
Latino Nebraskans have long been an essential part of our state’s history, and Latinos are projected to make up 20 percent of Nebraska’s population by 2050. This community discussion will explore the important issues affecting Latino Nebraskans and where do we go from here?
Co-sponsored by Nebraskans For Peace, El Centro de las Americas, NAACP-Lincoln Branch, and Nebraska Appleseed.
Immigration Advocacy 101
Wednesday, January 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Commons – 1239 S. 14th Street, Lincoln
At this event, Justice For Our Neighbors and Appleseed will give short overview of our outdated immigration laws and how you can take action. We will look at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, what this program has meant for Nebraska’s youth, and ways you can help make sure future policies reflect our best interests and the values of our communities.
“Light The Future” – A vigil for immigrants and refugees
Thursday, January 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tower Square – 13th and P Streets, Lincoln
Right now, there is deep uncertainty about what’s next for U.S. policy on immigrants, refugees, and their families who contribute so much to our state. We invite you to join us for a strong showing of love and support for our friends and neighbors of all different backgrounds.
Together, we will urge our leaders to support policies that keep strong families united and allow everyone to continue working to make our communities a better place.
Vigil to commemorate National Migration Week
Thursday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s Parish, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha
This vigil on the campus of Creighton University will commemorate the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Migration Week. This will be followed by a dialogue in Lower St. John’s.
22nd Annual Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Youth Rally & March
Monday, January 16
Pre-Rally program at UNL Student Union Ballroom (1400 R Street, Lincoln) – 8:45 a.m. followed by a “Unifying March” through downtown Lincoln at 9:45 a.m.
Final destination is to west side of Nebraska State Capitol (14th and Lincoln Mall) at 10:45 a.m.
All components are intended to celebrate his legacy and the mission of the planning committee: “…promotion of the life and dream of the late Rev. Dr. King, Jr. through positive youth action in the community.”
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We hope you can participate one or several of these events next week to support strong communities and the values of equality and justice.