Lozier Omaha Table Talk series

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Omaha Table Talk was initially created in 2003 by the social justice advisory committee of Catholic Charities Omaha.  Committee member Terri McFarland saw value in reproducing the Dallas Dinners idea here in the Midwest. McFarland founded the initiative along with other members of the committee, including A’Jamal Byndon, Franklin Thompson, Kathy Jeffries, Karen Nwango, and Frank Partsch.

In the beginning, each event featured six or more people gathered for facilitated, candid conversations at a private home. More than a decade ago Inclusive Communities acquired the program, shifting to larger events in public spaces.

Our monthly Lozier Omaha Table Talk series programming highlights themes and topics based on trending issues our community is facing. Our quarterly series, Race Dialogues, highlights intersectional identities and experiences impacting people of color. Each Table Talk program opens with a panel of speakers and is then broken into small group discussions led by trained facilitators. These facilitators help guide safe, honest, and open conversations around the highlighted theme or topic.

Additionally, every year we host our Main Table Talk Event. During the Main Table Talk Event, Inclusive Communities partners with various restaurants and businesses who graciously donate meals and private spaces for participants to enjoy while having meaningful dialogues about race and identities.

Programs, such as Omaha Table Talk, ultimately help eliminate prejudice and inequities in our community by providing participants with the opportunity to interact with each other and learn from people with diverse identities and experiences. Omaha Table Talk strives to make our community a more inclusive place to live by creating opportunities for interpersonal relationships to grow.

A special thanks to our series sponsors:

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Lozier Omaha Table Talk

UPCOMING OMAHA TABLE TALKS (sm)

Thursday, November 8th, 6pm: Race & Feminism

Thursday, December 13th, 11:30a: Take a Knee

Tuesday, January 15th, 6pm: Youth Voice in Advocacy

Registration opens 2 weeks before the event.

Click here for a parking map.

Inclusive Communities provides ASL interpretation at Omaha Table Talk events.

Inclutabletalk-0006Omaha Table Talk is free and open to the public (registration required); all interested parties are invited to take part in open and honest dialogues about their ideas and beliefs associated with race, faith, gender, and all forms diversity.

For more information about attending Omaha Table Talk, please contact info@inclusive-communities.org or call 402-391-4460. For events held in UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, parking is available in Lot D/E; click here for a campus map.

For information about volunteering as a small group facilitator, please complete a volunteer application here or email Tena@inclusive-communities.org.

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