March 2024

04/24 at 6:00 p.m. - Native Table Talk - A Resilient People

05/29 at 11:30 a.m. - AAPI Table Talk: Food For Thought: The Role of Food in AAPI Cultures

06/26 at 6:00 p.m. - Queer Table Talk: Pride is Still a Protest

The Power of Dialogue in Our Modern World

In today's multifaceted world, the significance of dialogue cannot be overstated. In an era where divisive language threatens to silence countless voices, fostering meaningful conversations has emerged as a beacon of hope and optimism. These exchanges not only forge connections but also enhance our understanding, driving us toward greater equity and inclusion.

Dialogue serves as a vital instrument for bridging divides, dismantling barriers, and constructing bridges between individuals of diverse backgrounds. When conflicting perspectives collide, dialogue offers a pathway to mutual understanding. Through empathetic engagement, we can appreciate each other's unique experiences and work together to seek solutions that benefit society as a whole.

Our shared humanity reminds us that, despite our differences, we are all interconnected, navigating life, alongside one another. We share collective aspirations for a brighter future, and it is through dialogue that we can tap into this shared vision, recognizing that our collective well-being hinges on our ability to listen, learn, and collaborate.

Through programs like our monthly Omaha Table Talk discussions and the Jane H. and Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Conversations for Change, we are paving the way for a future where dialogue flourishes, understanding deepens, and connections that inspire change.

Cammy Watkins

Executive Director


On Tuesday, March 26, we were thrilled to welcome Bob the Drag Queen at the Holland, where over 900 community members gathered for an inspiring conversation. In line with our values of fostering connections, we were delighted to have Ly, a young member of our LGBTQ2IA+ community, introduce Bob to the stage. What followed was an engaging fireside chat between Cammy and Bob, exploring the intersections of art, drag performance, activism, and the profound impact of uplifting others.

Opening the floor to audience questions ignited even more passionate discussion. Bob infused their humor in ways that lightened some challenging commentary, all while fostering enriching dialogue. Bob's authentic presence left a lasting impact as they engaged with attendees, snapping selfies and exchanging stories. It was a remarkable afternoon dedicated to amplifying conversations for meaningful change.


REGISTER for our upcoming Omaha Table Talk!

A Resilient People

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

6400 University Drive South

Omaha, NE 68182


There is a virtual and in-person option to attend. If attending in-person, food will be provided.

Exciting news from the Programs Team! This month, they successfully implemented our newly revised ACTion curriculum at workshops held in both Omaha and Grand Island. Kudos to the team for their commitment to empowering individuals with the tools they need to make a difference!


Riverside Chats

On March 16, Ang, our Communications Manager, and Brittany, our Director of Operations, engaged in a thought-provoking conversation with Maria Corpuz, host of Riverside Chats. Together, they discussed the impact of the Jane H. and Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Conversations for Change Series, highlighting its significance in fostering meaningful dialogue and driving intentional culture change. With a special focus on the intersection of art and activism, they explored the transformative power of voices like Bob the Drag Queen in bridging cultural divides and advancing social progress.


KMTV 3 News Now

'No one can shame you:' Bob the Drag Queen Shares their journey with Omaha neighbors

by Hannah McIlree



BLUEBARN Theatre presents:

More of a Heart by Dave Osmundsen

March 28-April 21

A mother’s love. A son’s need for independence. As Zachary, an Autistic teenager, comes of age in a world that rewards him for neurotypical behavior, he begins to question his feelings about his upbringing. When tragedy strikes, hidden truths rise to the surface in this beautiful drama about what it means to live a fulfilling life.  

Click here for more info and a special ticket offer to attend a show!

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Saturday, April 25th | 1:00 PM

Dodge Campus - Bell Tower

Please help us support NAMI on campus as they work to help prevent suicide. Check-in will be on Dodge Campus at the UNO Bell Tower. The Walk route will go through Elmwood Park and a portion of Dodge campus. The route will end at Scott Campus.


Previously on Omaha Table Talk

Neurodivergence: Navigating a Neurotypical World

We are now part of the Hanscom Park Neighborhood at The Center.

1941 S 42nd St.

Suite #380

Omaha, NE 68105

Moved recently? Email Brittany to update your contact information for snail mail from us!

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