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Gathering on racial disparities in Omaha Nov 7, 6pm, UNO Community Engagement Center

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

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Women’s Health In Nebraska

WOMEN’S HEALTH IN NEBRASKA: The just-released Alliance for a Just Society’s 2014 Women’s Health Report Card ranks and grades states on a wide range of measures relating to women’s health. It assesses Nebraska’s performance in three subject areas: health coverage for women, women’s access to health care, and women’s health outcomes,

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What Does A Good Police Department Look Like?

UNO Criminal Justice professor emeritus Samuel Walker has just authored a report titled “What Does A Good Police Department Look Like?”.  This is the only comprehensive report on best practices in policing in existence and we are grateful to professor Walker for providing solutions to ongoing controversies.

He has asked PRI to publish the

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The PRI Diversity Report Card

In this paper, the Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) provides the results of its first annual Diversity Report Card for nonprofit and government-run social service providers with offices in the Omaha, NE area.

We encourage everyone with an interest in serving the people to download (pdf, 914kb) and review this report (revised 12/01/2013

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WHO DO YOU LOOK LIKE?

Omaha Service Providers:

Should board members and/or staff of service-providing organizations look like those they serve? Why or why not? If change is necessary, how can we get there?

If these questions interest you, please join the Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) for a Town Hall Meeting to address all of the above.

A’Jamal

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July 16 Citizen Action Workshop Inspires Community Voices!

About 30 people attended the recent (July 16) Citizen Action Workshop at the South Omaha Public Library. Becky Gould, Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed, led the group in lessons and discussions on influencing elected officials and other decision-makers. Her presentation was titled “How To Tell Your Story To Achieve Your Goals”.

Participants practiced using

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Suggestions On How To Cope With Child Welfare Services By People Who Have Been There

The following are video clips from a panel discussion at the Citizens’ Action Workshop sponsored by PRI and the Family Advocacy Movement, May 23, 2013 at the Omaha Home for Boys.

The panelists were all private citizens who have had negative experiences with the Nebraska Child Welfare system and who found ways to

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Thank You for Donating to PRI through OmahaGives!

We appreciate all of you who contributed to PRI through the one-day Omaha Gives! campaign. Your contribution allows us to expand our work in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area and statewide.

Mass Incarceration: A Review of the Literature on Structural Racism within the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Mass Incarceration

Andrea Purdy, a graduate student at UNO working towards her Master’s in Sociology, has spent the past few months creating a literature review on the topic of mass incarceration in the United States. This is the first step towards an analysis of the impact of mass incarceration on the minority communities in

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How To Influence The Policies of Nebraska’s Child Welfare, Juvenile Court and Family Court Systems

The Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) is hosting the first in a series of Citizen Action Workshops. Our first workshop is aimed at providing tips, tools, support and inspiration to those affected by — and those working to change — Nebraska’s child and family systems.

Families and children most affected by the state’s laws,

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