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Charting a Path of Excellence



We are nearing the annual celebration of the birthday of Malcolm X and we can't wait for you to join us! This year we are hosting two events, one in Omaha and one in Lincoln, Nebraska. Keep reading to learn more and rsvp for the events you can attend!


Sunday, May 19th at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center join us for the 99th Birthday Celebration of Malcolm X! We will be giving away community awards again and this year's theme is "Charting a Path of Excellence" - We will honor 8 awardees this year plus enjoy a meal and special performances from 6-8 p.m.

 

Nebraska Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Wednesday, May 22nd at the Lincoln State Capitol Building - Join us as we celebrate Malcolm X for the Nebraska Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony! A moment in history that took 30 years to manifest, let's show up in a big way!


Guests can join the live unveiling for free at 1 p.m. followed by a community reception from 2-5 p.m. at the Nebraska History Museum. Please RSVP via the button below:







 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT UPDATES

Last Year we initiated our Public Policy Fellowship and more Civic Engagement efforts. See a few updates below on our recent success and community wins!


LB1102 Passes - Recognition of May 19th as Malcolm X Day!


Our dedicated Policy Fellow, Schmeeka Simpson successfully amended state recognition of Malcolm X’s birthday into LB1102. In collaboration with Senator Terrell McKinney, this amendment was passed as a formal Day of Recognition allowing educators statewide to recognize Bro. Malcolm’s contribution to American History in a meaningful way. Moving forward, this will allow for more plausible outreach efforts to build awareness around the creation of a formally recognized State Holiday.


LB20 Passes - Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons

Last fall the petition began to introduce LB20 - A Bill to Provide for restoration of voting rights upon completion of a felony sentence or probation for a felony. To read the full journal entry and history of this bill being signed into law, visit the Nebraska Unicameral documentation linked here

“We are thrilled to write that LB20 was passed into law on Thursday, April 18th. This will restore the right to vote for thousands of Nebraskans who were impacted by the arbitrary two-year waiting period. Starting on July 18th, any Nebraskan who has completed a felony sentence will be able to register to vote immediately after they are ‘off paper’, having completed any probation or parole. This is the culmination of years of organizing and activism.” - Shared by our partners from Nebraska Civic Engagement Table.

 

In the Community

We're so lucky to be doing this work and truly enjoy all of our visitors and educational outreach events. Just a few photos below of the last quarter. Thank you all for carrying on the legacy of Malcolm X!

 

GRATITUDE & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We are so grateful for more financial supporters. Please see the details of the awarded amounts below and the purposes:


  • Lozier Foundation - $45,000 (General Operating)

  • Rhonda Seacrest - $5,000 (Nebraska Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony)

  • Nebraska Civic Engagement Table - $57,750 (Public Policy Fellowship & Civic Engagement Programs)


THANK YOU!!!

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