Race Equity

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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A closer look at the foster care system pt 2

Racial Inequalities at Every Step of the Child Welfare System (Part Two of Taking A Closer Look at the System)

We believe the child welfare system should ensure the welfare of all families within its care, both in intent and practice. But is this possible with a system that is inherently and impactfully harmful?  With recent calls to “Defund the Police” in response to the egregious and violent targeting of Black and Brown people by …

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State of the Union Response: A Brighter, Inclusive Future Ahead

State of the Union Response: A Brighter, Inclusive Future Ahead   We join President Biden in sharing our solidarity with the people of Ukraine facing uncertainty and forced displacement. Around the world and nation, people fleeing danger and conflict have the right to seek safety and protection, without discrimination.  As a nation, we are committed …

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At the legislature

Voice your support for access to food for all Nebraskans

Senators and committees continue to designate their legislative priorities, which are due by February 22nd. We’re excited to see several Appleseed priorities make it on the list, including LB 121 (Senator Megan Hunt), which aims to eliminate Nebraska’s counterproductive ban on SNAP benefits for people with certain drug felony convictions after they reenter their communities. …

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2022 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced close to 600 bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Here are Appleseed’s legislative priorities for the 2022 short session. ⤵️ Strengthening worker protections LB 719 ensures better support for Nebraskans injured on the job by updating Nebraska’s workers’ compensation rates, …

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Martin Luther King Jr

It Starts With Us: Addressing Racism in Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a guest blog post by Nebraska Appleseed Immigrants & Communities Program Intern, Nile Debebe. Honest dialogue about racism and its impact is a vital step in building inclusive communities and until or unless we are intentional, we will not achieve communities where everyone feels like they belong. On this Martin Luther King Day, …

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Tea Time: Statewide Book Club + See you next year!

Tea Time with Khenda The quarterly newsletter where we share Updates & Opportunities for Inclusive Communities This year has been full of wonderful opportunities and challenges, and I could not be happier to have shared the journey with all of you Welcoming leaders of Nebraska. You’re invited: Statewide book club! As you may have heard, …

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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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Join us weekly for a conversation on racial equity

As we strive to build more welcoming communities where everyone feels they belong, we recognize that segregation and inequity are barriers to belonging. That is why it is important to educate ourselves about the causes (history) and effects (outcomes) of racism in our communities, and learn how to talk about them with those around us …

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Take Action for Fair Maps! Redistricting has begun!

Fair, nonpartisan, voting district maps are essential to our democracy. Public participation and transparency are an important part of holding elected officials accountable and ensuring our maps facilitate equal representation, by accounting for changes in census data. This is important: The final Congressional and Nebraska Legislature maps will affect how we are represented for the …

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