workshops

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As mentioned on our Home page, we are currently deciding what workshops to offer in 2019. Traditionally, our determination is based on current hot topics, topic recommendations from past participants (info which we captured in a post-event survey), and continued issues of justice - especially those for which state legislation is expected. Workshops for our 2018 event can be seen below. Clicking on a speaker's name takes you to that person's bio. Of course, those blurbs will be updated, too.

 

2018 Workshops

 

Session 1 - 9:30-10:25 am

Session 2 - 10:30-11:25 am

Session 3 - 11:30 - 12:25

 

AGING & HEALTHCARE (Session 3)

Speaker: Senator Adam Morfeld

There are special concerns about healthcare as we age and with them, uncertainty on the national level about the many issues surrounding them. Senator Morfeld will address these issues in this workshop.

 

BREAKING NEWS! (Sessions 1 & 2)

Speakers: Rev. Carol Windrum & Tim Fickenscher

Since we plan the Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day the summer before the legislative session starts, there are some issues which come up after our plans are complete. This workshop, currently open-ended, will be used to address one or more of these issues. Stay tuned for more information.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE (Sessions 2 & 3)

Speaker: Rev. Penny Greer and Kenneth Winston

Rev. Greer, Board Chair, Interfaith Power and Light, and Kenneth Winston, Counsel for Sierra Club & Bold Nebraska, will address the  continuing concerns about climate change and how it affects all of us, especially since our primary state economy is agriculture.

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Session 2)

Speaker: Anna Brewer

Ms. Brewer, a retired FBI agent and dynamic speaker, will discuss the specifics of human trafficking in Nebraska and how it is being addressed by law enforcement. She may also give a brief description of how you can spot a person being trafficked, and what you can do to help enforce those laws.

 

IMMIGRATION (Sessions 1 & 2)

Speaker: Andrea Paret

Ms. Paret, Community Advocate, Justice for Our Neighbors, will discuss the challenge of immigration as it applies to Nebraska law.  We have had this item in our sessions before, but Ms. Paret will bring a fresh perspective to this issue.

 

PRISON REFORM (Session 2)

Speaker: Michael Rothwell

Mr. Rothwell, who is Deputy Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, will help us understand the continuing problems we are experiencing in  the prison system in our state.

 

RACIAL JUSTICE (Sessions 1, 2, & 3)

Speaker: Judi M. gaiashkibos

Ms. gaiashkibos is Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and will bring us a different view of racial justice than we usually experience.

 

SCHOOLS - PRIVATE/PUBLIC (Sessions 1 & 2)

Speaker: Liz Standish

Serving as Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs in the Lincoln Public Schools, Ms. Standish will help us understand the continuing discussion in the legislature about the private school issue.

 

WATER ISSUES (Sessions 1 & 2)

Speaker: Janece Mollhoff

Ms. Mollhoff, Natural Resources Director of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska, will discuss  various concerns about the use of water in Nebraska, the effect that certain industrial changes will have on our water supply, and any attendant legislation on the subject.