Over 50 Board Members and friends of Institute for Public Leadership are inviting friends, colleagues and family to attend an After Work Gathering on Wednesday, May 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the historic home of Mac McLaughlin and Heather Gomes located at 38th and California.
You are invited to Drop in for Conversation, Appetizers and Spirits.
The IPL Board invites you to come learn about IPL’s leadership development with Omaha’s immigrant & refugee families, school parents and members of OTOC member congregations.
Please consider a donation of any size to IPL, a tax-deductible 501(c)3 organization. If you cannot attend, please donate by check or at iplomaha.org from May 1st- through Midnight of May 20th.
To give to IPL, go the IPL home page donation page, click on the OmahaGives logo or click on the following link:
IPL held our first session of the Refugee Women Leadership Academy with 22 refugee women and their allies on Thursday, April 25th at Augustana Lutheran. Tanya Good, Nurse and Care Coordinator at Florence Clinic, discussed women’s health issues and accessing care when you lack insurance.
This session and each of the upcoming sessions will begin with time for making new friends over a dinner from one of the refugee cultures. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion led by an Omaha woman who is an expert in the topic and interested in helping refugees succeed. Each session will end with discussion about how the women can take this information back to their communities and work together to make changes in policies and laws that would benefit women and their families.
Child care and interpretation will be provided for those who register by calling 402-344-4401 or by email at email@example.com.
The next three sessions will all be at Augustana Lutheran (3647 Lafayette Ave) from 6:00 to 7:45 pm :
Thursday May 7 –How to resolve conflicts in the best way
Thursday May 21—Housing and how to deal with landlords
Thursday, June 4 –How to use Consumer Credit, Credit Cards and buying a car
Despite heavy snow fall, over 100 young adults from ten refugee communities shared their dance, song and music with a lively and diverse audience of over 300 people on Saturday, November 15 at the 3rd Refugee Cultural Night.
The dance performances ranged from highly stately traditional dances by the ethnic groups from Myanmar to a very upbeat traditional dance number by young women from the Acholi community of South Sudan. Performance included the traditional leaping dance of the Darufuri men as well as sizzling contemporary dance numbers by Bhutanese youth who were dancing to Nepali tunes.
There was great ethnic food before including Noodles from Mynamar, Mandazi from Burundi, Namkin from Bhutan and tapioca from Burma. Generous sponsors and those who donated at the door helped raise $3000 which was distributed to the groups to help them continue their cultural education and performances.