November (all month): Urban Abbey Nonprofit of the Month

Urban Abbey
1026 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Nebraska Appleseed and Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) are the nonprofits of the month at the Urban Abbey in Omaha. 10% of all coffee bar sales will be donated back to Nebraska Appleseed and OTOC. Stay tuned to our events page for OTOC and Appleseed events happening at the Urban Abbey in November.

The Urban Abbey is a nonprofit, fair trade coffee shop, bookstore and church located in the heart of Downtown Omaha’s Old Market. The Abbey is a space of inclusion and hospitality, building relationships and community in our neighborhood and city. The Abbey serves as hub for productivity for professionals and students, a space for meaningful events, and a home for modern worship.

November 18: Film Screening of “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook”

Monday, November 18: 7pm-9pm
Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater
1340 Mike Fahey Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Co-hosted by ACLU of Nebraska, Civic Nebraska, Holland Children’s Movement, and Nebraska Appleseed.

What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote?” What if they hatched and pursued that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in this new feature documentary. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and shot during the chaotic 2016 election, the film identifies and unpacks a shrewd ten-part strategy to suppress the vote, from creating new barriers to voter registration, to purging American citizens from the voting rolls without notice, to new and deliberate impediments to casting a vote.

Before the film screening, ACLU of Nebraska Executive Director Danielle Conrad will give an overview of how these strategies are at play right here in Nebraska and what groups are doing to fight back against voter suppression.

This event is free and open to all but space is limited so you must register to secure your ticket. If you register for a ticket but later realize you will not be able to attend, please let us know so we can open up those tickets to others.

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November 19: Issue Cafe: Immigration and Climate Change

Tuesday, November 19: 6:45pm-8pm
Urban Abbey
1026 Jackson St, Omaha, NE 68102

Join Nebraska Appleseed and Omaha Together One Community to hear from Dr. Richard Miller of Creighton University and Schuyler Geery-Zink of Nebraska Appleseed to explore the intersection of immigration and climate change.

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November 26: Ending Predatory Loans in Nebraska

Tuesday, November 26: 6:45pm-8pm
Urban Abbey
1026 Jackson St, Omaha, NE 68102

Leaders from OTOC and Nebraska Appleseed will explain the campaign to cap fees on payday loans at 36% APR (down from 404%) through a Nov. 2020 ballot initiative and how you and your institution can support the campaign.

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December 16: Nonprofit Public Policy Forum – Omaha

Monday, December 16: 3pm-4:30pm
The Living Room at Mastercraft
1111 N 13th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Open Sky Policy Institute, Nebraska Appleseed, and Voices for Children in Nebraska will give insights into what is coming up in the next Legislative Session.

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