Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day

Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day

Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day Nebraska Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day


Descriptions, Speakers, & Sessions

Each year the conference is made up of a series of sessions or workshops, each one covering some aspect of social justice. We have not determined the sessions for 2021. Below is information about those we ran at our event last February (Feb. 8, 2020). Perusing the list will give you some idea of what to expect for 2021. 2021 info should be up by mid-September 2020.

Aging - Advocating for the 50+ in Nebraska

Speakers: Jina Ragland, Associate State Director, Advocacy and Outreach, AARP NE; Bob Lassen, Volunteer State Advocacy Coordinator, PharmD, AARP NE; Susan DeCamp, Volunteer Government Affairs Coordinator, AARP NE (Sessions 1,2)

Breaking News - What's Happening Now

Speakers: Rev. Carol Windrum, Retired Director, Peace With Justice Ministries, Nebraska Conference of the United Methodist Church (Sessions: 1,2,3)

Criminal Justice - Restorative Justice: A Victim-Centered Approach to Crime

Speaker: James Jones, Executive Director, Community Justice Center (Sessions: 3)

Education - Public School Funding: Threats and Opportunities

Speaker: Ann Hunter Pirtle, Executive Director & Founder, Stand For Schools (Sessions 1,2)

Immigration - Standing with Migrants for Justice

Speaker: Andrea Paret, Community Advocate, Justice For Our Neighbors - Nebraska (Sessions 1,2)

Mental Health - Advocating & Educating for Nebraska's Behavioral Health System of Care

Speaker: Annette Dubas, Executive Director, Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations (Sessions 1,2)

Opioids - The Next Steps to Address the Opoid Crisis

Speaker: Kelly K. Dineen, RN, JD, PhD., Assistant Professor and Director, Health Law Program, Creighton University School of Law (Sessions 1,2,3)

Racial Justice - Equality for All

Speaker: A'Jamal Byndon, Disproportionate Minority Compliance Coordinator - Douglas County, Coalition for a Strong Nebraska (Sessions 1,2,3)

Water - RegeNErate Nebraska: Growing Nebraska Communities From the Ground Up

Speaker: Graham Christensen, President & Founder, GC Resolve, and State Secretary, Nebraska Farmers Union (Sessions 2,3)

Also, there will be an afternoon session on the subject of Advocacy. It is open to all. You do NOT need to sign up for it. It is NOT on the registration form. This session will be held in the dining room and begin towards the end of lunch. You will want to keep your table mat as there will be lots of good info on it related to this subject!

Advocacy - How the Legislature Works and Why and How to Communicate With Your State Senator

Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Ron Roemmich, UnitedMethodist Pastor, Retired

Session Times

Session 1 - 9:30 am-10;25 am

Session 2 - 10:30 am-11:25 am

Session 3 - 11:30 am-12:25 pm