Looking for a thought-provoking, energizing, and motivating mid-summer weekend event to check out? Please join us July 21 for the seventh Omaha Peace and Justice EXPO. The event, at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Milo Bail Student Center, brings Omahans and Nebraskans together with community leaders and dozens of local organizations that are working toward a better community for all.
This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice: Many Voices, One People.”
Stop by the blue Civic Nebraska display to learn more about our organization — and why we believe it’s so important to fight for all Nebraskans’ voting rights and build youth leaders in traditionally underrepresented areas of the city. We love meeting new friends and sharing about our mission, our impact, and the connections we’ve made in our communities. Most of all, we love sharing ways that you can get more involved in strengthening our democracy.
This year, doors open to the public at 12:30 p.m. and the event will run until 5 p.m. The EXPO will focus on local voices and efforts to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable community and world. Starting at 1 p.m., shared keynote speakers will include Danita Webb, Andrew Aleman, and Frank LaMere, along with other local leaders.
Following the 1 p.m. keynote, attendees can drop by nearly 40 organization booths including ours, or follow up with any of the speakers during a 40-minute discussion and presentation in one of the Issue Rooms.
Admission is free; a free will donation of $5 is recommended. The EXPO is co-sponsored by UNO’s Grace Abbott School of Social Work and The Reader.
For more information, visit the EXPO’s home page at PeaceExpo.org.