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MORE: Movement in Omaha for Racial Equity

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Year Founded:
2010
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
A'Jamal Byndon
Main Address:
608 N Saddle Creek Rd
#31542
Omaha, NE 68131
Event:

Social Justice and Advocacy

Movement in Omaha for Race Equity (MORE) is pleased to announce a virtual community forum on Social Justice & Advocacy, for Black History Month. This event will feature an interview and open dialog with Cheryl Weston, a long-time advocate for North Omaha and African Americans. The event will be hosted on Thursday, February 24, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom. It is free and open to the public.

A’Jamal Byndon, Chair of the MORE Board of Directors, will interview Ms. Weston about how, through various roles, she has helped advocate for African Americans in Omaha, despite the odds.

“This forum is intended to inform community members about how to become more engaged as well as learn some tips and suggestions from Ms. Weston,” Byndon said. “Ms. Weston will outline some of her techniques to stay involved in community and civic affairs despite pushback from others. She is one of the few credible messengers in Omaha who can’t be bought and sold, as African Americans like to say in the community.”

During this forum, we will discuss racial issues and current issues of the day facing African Americans in Omaha. “Ms. Weston consistently speaks truth to power,” Byndon said, adding that “the impetus for this event is to get more families and participants to become engaged in racial healing and in pushing back at those who seek division within our community.”

Cheryl Weston worked in Fortune 500 Company, was the director of Lead Safe Omaha Coalition for many years, and continues to work as a community activist and organizer in Omaha. There will be ample opportunity for direct conversation and Q&A with Ms. Weston during the second half of the event.

This event will also be livestreamed via MORE’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/MOREMovementInOmahaForRacialEquity

Event Type: 

FRIENDraising

Where: 

Virtual
Omaha, NE 68106
United States

When: 

February 24, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm