PRI and Open Nebraska have produced a database on Tax Increment Finance projects across the state. This provides citizens with a graphic, intuitive way of viewing the subsidies (tax expenditures) granted to real estate developers in their community. We hope that this will allow citizen investigators to review whether they think the subsidies are
… [Read More Tax Increment Financing: Boring or Bombshell?]
Below you will find links to various documents from the City of Omaha having to do with its plans to apply for Promise Zone designation to Housing and Urban Development:
Promise Zone Boundary Area.pdf (3.1 Mb)
2015 3rd rnd – PZ Goals and Activities
PRI has some questions about the Promise Zone
… [Read More North Omaha Promise Zone Documents]
Ben Salazar, editor of Nuestro Mundo newspaper, filed a HUD complaint against the City of Omaha and the African-American Empowerment Network a few years ago. HUD finally released the results of their investigation (6Mb) this past August. The investigation forced both the City and the Empowerment Network to begin including Latinos in their Summer
… [Read More HUD Findings Re: Salazar Complaint v. City of Omaha]
PRI Newsletter May 2015
PRI’s May 2015 newsletter is now available!
PRI sponsored the appearance of Jill Reese, Associate Director of the Alliance for a Just Society, at a well-attended workshop designed to encourage grassroots organizing and collaboration among Nebraska activists. Here are links to two of the slide shows that accompanied this workshop (Grassroots Organizing and Power
… [Read More Workshop for Organizers held April 10]
“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:
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION from this event is available here: AFJS presentation 4-10-15
POWER ANALYSIS WORKSHEET and instructions are available here: Blank Power Analysis & Instructions
Thanks to all who attended this great event!
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.
… [Read More Cultural Humility Forum & Workshop]
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
… [Read More PRI Publishes Literature Reviews on Two Topics: (1) Community Violence as a Public Health Issue; (2) Community Engagement in K-12 Education: What Works?]
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
… [Read More Gathering on racial disparities in Omaha Nov 7, 6pm, UNO Community Engagement Center]