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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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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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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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.
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Andrea Purdy, a graduate student at UNO working towards her Master’s in Sociology, has spent the past few months creating a literature review on the topic of mass incarceration in the United States. This is the first step towards an analysis of the impact of mass incarceration on the minority communities in
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We have put together a report on the recent reduction in polling stations decreed by Election Commissioner Dave Phipps along with some brief analysis of the past ten years of voting patterns. Commissioner Phipps has backtracked considerably from his original position, although it remains to be seen to what extent the changes already in
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Tuesday morning, March 13, the Omahans for Justice Alliance announced that it had sent a request to the Department of Justice Special Litigation Section for an investigation of the Omaha Police Department.
The Omahans for Justice Alliance consists of a number of individuals and organizations, including the NAACP, The Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska,
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