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“Racism in Nebraska and the White Misperception of Senator Ernie Chambers”

“Racism in Nebraska and the White Misperception of Senator Ernie Chambers” is the most recent article by A’Jamal Rashad Byndon, PRI Vice-Chair, and board member of Nebraskans for Peace — click on the following link to read it:

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Lunch with Alliance for a Just Society

Date/Time Date(s) – 04/10/15 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location UNO’s Community Engagement Center, 2nd Floor OPPD Dialog Room (Parking is Free)

Jill Reese, AFJS Associate Director, will talk with us about

“How to build a sustainable grassroots resistance movement.”

To register, click on this link.

REGISTRATION INFO: If

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Cultural Humility Forum & Workshop

Join us for the 1st in a series of community dialogues on Cultural Humility!

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: TAC Board Room, 2nd Floor, 3215 Cuming Street

Facilitator/Presenter: A’Jamal Byndon, Nebraska Families Collaborative

This event is free and open to the public.

A light meal will be provided to registered participants.

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PRI Publishes Literature Reviews on Two Topics: (1) Community Violence as a Public Health Issue; (2) Community Engagement in K-12 Education: What Works?

These literature reviews are the result of a collaborative service learning project between PRI and University of Nebraska Omaha’s School of Public Administration, intended to inform PRI’s policy development and advocacy efforts. The authors were Master’s level students in Professor A. Bryce Hoflund’s Public Administration & Democracy class during the fall semester of 2014. The

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Gathering on racial disparities in Omaha Nov 7, 6pm, UNO Community Engagement Center

There will be a gathering of people interested in working at the grassroots level to reduce racial disparities in the four key areas of Poverty, Child Welfare, Education, and Justice. We will meet Friday, November 7 at the Community Engagement Center, UNO Campus, from 6pm to 8pm. The event is free and open to the

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Women’s Health In Nebraska

WOMEN’S HEALTH IN NEBRASKA: The just-released Alliance for a Just Society’s 2014 Women’s Health Report Card ranks and grades states on a wide range of measures relating to women’s health. It assesses Nebraska’s performance in three subject areas: health coverage for women, women’s access to health care, and women’s health outcomes,

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What Does A Good Police Department Look Like?

UNO Criminal Justice professor emeritus Samuel Walker has just authored a report titled “What Does A Good Police Department Look Like?”.  This is the only comprehensive report on best practices in policing in existence and we are grateful to professor Walker for providing solutions to ongoing controversies.

He has asked PRI to publish the

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The PRI Diversity Report Card

In this paper, the Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) provides the results of its first annual Diversity Report Card for nonprofit and government-run social service providers with offices in the Omaha, NE area.

We encourage everyone with an interest in serving the people to download (pdf, 914kb) and review this report (revised 12/01/2013

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WHO DO YOU LOOK LIKE?

Omaha Service Providers:

Should board members and/or staff of service-providing organizations look like those they serve? Why or why not? If change is necessary, how can we get there?

If these questions interest you, please join the Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) for a Town Hall Meeting to address all of the above.

A’Jamal

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July 16 Citizen Action Workshop Inspires Community Voices!

About 30 people attended the recent (July 16) Citizen Action Workshop at the South Omaha Public Library. Becky Gould, Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed, led the group in lessons and discussions on influencing elected officials and other decision-makers. Her presentation was titled “How To Tell Your Story To Achieve Your Goals”.

Participants practiced using

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