Writers Group

The Civic Nebraska Writers Group

A collection of community advocates across our state who share their thoughts on topics related to civic life — government, civil discourse, media literacy, community engagement, voting rights, and even democracy in general. Look for new Civic Nebraska Writers Group columns on Friday at CivicNebraska.org and occasionally in local newspapers around Nebraska.

Community

Bridging the gap

More than 90 percent of Americans say they want to volunteer, yet only one out of four actually do. It’s time to tackle that disparity, Tammy Day writes.

This is home

The never-ending legal and political fight over DACA has taken its toll on hundreds of thousands of people in America who simply want to live their lives, Liz Codina writes.

Learning

Honest mistakes and states of grace

For new Americans still learning to navigate their new land, a simple faux pas often can lead to larger consequences, Astrid Munn writes. Here’s why.

Girl, Plainsplained

Conventional wisdom can be a product of distinct times and places – but also of basic hopes and deep fears, as Astrid Munn learned from an intensely personal experience.

Optimism

Innovation

The third ecosystem

Nature has a way of taking care of itself. Sometimes, when major events sweep through the landscape, the way it recovers is by creating a new, third ecosystem.

Empowerment

Step away from the screen and into the world

Even in a world saturated with screens telling us how lousy things are and why we should hate one another, there are ways to take stock and stay united, Ronda Graff writes.

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    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507