Current Events

Citizens Climate Lobby Conference Report

Just Wow! This year, CCL Arkansas sent 18 people to the Annual Conference to remind our legislators that climate change cannot be ignored, and to have a whole lotta fun. Here’s a New York Times blog post that gives background and history about this dynamo group: New York Times on Citizens Climate Lobby OMNI is fortunate to have these connections to help us be effective about climate change. Citizens Climate Lobby is also fortunate that there are OMNI people who are Southerners ready to take on the challenge of convincing these recalcitrant Southern politicians that they can’t hide from this […]


Monday June 26, 6:00 pm, OMNI New group is forming that you’ll want to know about. RESULTS is a 40-year-old project whose mission is to end global poverty. Whew. RESULTS founder is the same person who founded Citizens Climate Lobby, and his model of relationship developing across the aisles has been so powerful that it’s being adopted by several social change groups who want to see action in Congress and change in our nation. Join Jan Van Schuyver and friends on Monday to find out how you can join in.

Don’t Deport Dad!

Saturday June 17 – 11:00 am – Fayetteville Town Center Peace Sphere Rally – Gospel Music – Ice Cream.  You can’t miss. Refugees, immigrants and allies will gather the day before Father’s Day, Saturday, June 17th, for a rally, press conference and gospel show. Father’s Day should be a celebration of relaxation and family unity. Sadly, in Washington County, Sheriff Tim Helder is facilitating the deportation of not only fathers, but also mothers and children, even though he is not legally required to do so. All immigration authorities have to do is ask, and Sheriff Helder will detain immigrants even […]

Van Colbert Banjo!

Sunday, June 25 — 7:00 pm at OMNI –  3274 N. Lee Ave $10 at the door Old-time singer and banjo picker from the Missouri Ozarks Van was awarded Masters Status by the Missouri Folk Arts program and teaches old-time banjo in their Traditional Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. The Ozarks are home to many kinds of traditional music: Old World ballads, fiddle and banjo tunes, all manner of religious songs, ballads of murder, mayhem, and hard-case perpetrators. Van delivers them with authority and authenticity.  “I love to sing and play and will as long as I walk upon this planet. […]

Special movie showing: From The Ashes

Special movie showing: From The Ashes Friday June 16 – 6:30 pm – OMNI Center From the Ashes trailer From The Ashes  illustrates what is at stake for our economy, health and climate amid a push by the Trump Administration to ease environmental rules. “’… an important documentary that underscores one of the most dominant and controversial industries in the history of the United States,” said National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe. “The film explores the reality of coal’s role in climate change while offering insight into solutions that could help revive the struggling economies of dying mining towns and still safeguard […]

Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens Climate Lobby – YOU CAN HELP Wed June 14 – 7:00 pm at OMNI WANT TO SEE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  Here is your opportunity to help.  Eighteen Arkansans are travelling to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress on June 13th.  They are calling for federal Carbon Pricing Policy as a necessary step in combating climate change.  They need support from their fellow Arkansans to help make a big impact. Call you Member of Congress on June 9th and let them know you support the Arkansas delegation meeting with their offices on June 13th and that you want to see […]