Inclusive Communities to Commemorate Will Brown with Omaha Table Talk
September marks the 100th anniversary of the lynching of Will Brown and the Omaha Race Riots of 1919. To commemorate this violent piece of Omaha’s history, Inclusive Communities (www.inclusive-communities.org) will host an Omaha Table Talk on September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. A panel of speakers will discuss the importance of black history and storytelling as a remembrance of the events leading up to and following the riot and lynching, and what can be done to learn from the uncomfortable realities of local history.
In addition, Inclusive Communities is proud to partner with Film Streams for a community talkback around the documentary, Always in Season. This event will take place on September 24 (reference filmstreams.org for time postings).
Inclusive Communities is a human relations organization confronting prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination through educational programs that raise awareness, foster leadership and encourage advocacy for a just and inclusive society. Follow Inclusive Communities on Facebook (@InclusiveCommunities) or visit www.inclusive-communities.org for more information on both events, as well as additional commemorative events throughout the city. With any questions, contact Katherine MacHolmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (402) 391-4460.