The 7th Omaha Peace & Justice Expo - 2018
The 7th Omaha Peace & Justice Expo - 2018

The First 6 Expos

 

Expo 2004

  • 68 local organizations
  • 34 workshops
  • 10 local speakers
  • Music and poetry
  • Interfaith Prayer Service
  • Closing community ritual

 

Expo 2005

  • 56 local organizations
  • 23 workshops
  • Keynote - Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! Television - author of The Exception to the Rulers
  • Closing ceremony with drumming and song

 

Expo 2007

  • 82 organizations
  • 13 workshops
  • Keynote - Cindy Sheehan – Gold Star mother - her son died in the Iraq war - she was the face of the resistance to the Iraq war


Expo 2008

  • Theme - "Working Toward a World Without Poverty"
  • 16 workshops
  • 60 local organizations
  • Keynote - Sam Daley-Harris - author of Reclaiming Our Democracy - president and founder of RESULTS - The Power to end Poverty - dedicated to mass educational strategies to generate the will to end world hunger - expanding microcredit.
  • Peace & Justice Awards - to three retiring state senators Ernie Chambers, Don Preister and Lowen Kruse have served Nebraskans for a combined total of 62 years.


Expo 2010

  • Our first weeknight Expo
  • 36 local organizations
  • Keynote - Noam Chomsky - outspoken critic of the US government and US foreign policy - author of over 100 books on topics such as war, politics, mass media and linguistics – ideologically alligned with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism

 

Expo 2013

  • A weeknight Expo
  • 27 local organizations
  • Keynote - Medea Benjamin - cofounder of CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement - author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
  • article from The Reader - link