Holiday Candlelight Vigil for new Immigration Laws
In this holiday season, too many Nebraska families are needlessly torn apart by outdated immigration laws.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 3rd — the 7th night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights — for an interfaith, candlelight vigil for common-sense immigration laws along with Omaha faith, family, and community leaders.
What: Candlelight vigil to support common-sense immigration laws
When: Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Plaza outside Hruska Federal Courthouse, 18th and Douglas St., Omaha
***In case of bad weather, the vigil will be held at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St. Check Facebook event day of for site determination.
Children’s Health Summit
Children must be healthy to learn to their full potential. Failing to meet a child’s health needs will have a profoundly negative impact on their future. Appleseed is co-sponsoring the 4th annual Children’s Health Summit on Wednesday, December 4, in Omaha.
What: 4th annual Children’s Health Summit
Where: Mike and Josie Harper Center, Creighton University campus, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha
When: Wednesday, December 4, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Free screening of “I Learn America,” December 5th, Omaha
You’re invited to a special screening of “I Learn America,” a must-see new film on the experiences and challenges faced by a group of young immigrants adapting to their new country.
“I Learn America” follows five students as they strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future they can claim as their own. Through these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, and their willingness to share their lives with us, we “learn America.”
What: “I Learn America” screening
When: Thursday, December 5, 6pm Dessert Reception, 7pm Film Screening
A new storytelling website tool – ideal for teachers and local community members – will be demonstrated during the reception.
Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha