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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 […]


Journey With Joy

Thurs June 29 – 6:30 pm – OMNI Joy Caffrey tells the story of her shaman journey to New Zealand “Dear community, allow me to give back to you with a sharing of my trip. I will offer a sound healing blessing, show my 8 minute talk that I gave in New Zealand and share stories of love and wisdom. I hope you can join me on June 29th from 6:30 – 8 p.m.” Journey With Joy event


People Power Project

Weds June 28 – 6:30 pm – OMNI Center Working on a different tack to protect immigrants in Northwest Arkansas. We are reaching out to local elected officials for dialogue on policy and law to making Washington County a welcoming place. We’re working with the People Power Coalition to do our part to make this a super-welcoming place where EVERYBODY feels safe. You’re invited to join in. People Power Project Washington County


RESULTS!

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 […]