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Protestors Stage Sit-In At Mayor's Office

Jul 1, 2020
WOWT

Protesters are making their voices heard in Omaha.  A group called the Progressive Black Led Allied Coalition sat in protest outside Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's office yesterday.  Demonstrators say their goal is to get justice for all people.  The demands include the arrest of Jake Gardner, who was released from police custody after the killing of James Scurlock during a protest as well as having all charges dropped against protestors who violated curfew.

Douglas County officials are providing residents with financial help.  The county board voted yesterday to set aside four-million-dollars in CARES Act money for utility assistance for residents who are behind in the bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vote comes as the Omaha Public Power District plans to mail disconnect notices starting today.

Since 1938, Inclusive Communities has served Nebraska, Iowa, and the region by directing efforts in the areas of youth; community and workplace human relations; and leadership programming to achieve the mission of confronting prejudice, bigotry and discrimination through educational programs that raise awareness, foster leadership and encourage advocacy for a just and inclusive society.

You can end the Thanksgiving weekend with laughter and fun at "FriendsGiving," Inclusive Communities’ third annual friend-raiser.  Executive Director, Maggie Wood, and Senior Program Partner of Volunteer Initiatives, Tena Hahn, stop by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the mission of the organization, how they actually take action against bigotry, and give more details on this casual fundraiser on Sunday, December 1 from Noon-2:30pm at The Slowdown featuring Omaha native Amber Ruffin.

More information can be found at www.inclusive-communities.org.

NOTE:  The audio from this interview was initially lost.  The attached audio is the recovered version, and while audible, is not the quality of audio to which our listeners have become accustomed.

Inclusive Communities is proud to announce the launch of LeadDIVERSITY, an exciting new year-long leadership program centered around creating localized solutions for topics surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications for the program are being accepted now through May 31st at www.inclusive-communities.org/leaddiversity.

Deputy Director Cammy Watkins joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the program in which  LeadDIVERSITY participants (referred to as Advocates) will receive exceptional skills training to move Nebraska workplaces and communities forward. They will work together on a diversity, equity and inclusion focused service project highlighting the imperative nature of implementing serious social change. Sessions will include discussion of topics such as identity, privilege, institutional inequities, discrimination, ethical leadership, and creating inclusion.