The Education and Advocacy Committee is chaired by Linda Ohri, and meets on various Sundays as needed at Holy Family after 10 AM mass. Next meeting is on April 2, 2017.
Marie Micheletto spoke on Sunday, January 29, 2017, after 10:00 am Mass at Holy Family Church. The title of her talk was: “Humor and Gratitude– Strategies for Facing Life’s Challenges”
Sr. Marie Micheletto, R.S.M. is a Sister of Mercy of the Americas. She has practiced as a psychotherapist, as well as resource person for Hospice and “No One Dies Alone. She is a frequent public speaker sharing her humor and inspiration in spiritual and practical life guidance.
Holy Family church on 18th Street between Izard and Cuming Streets sponsored a series of short talks Saturdays during Lent of 2017. The talks were on CDs by Fr. John Baldwin, S.J., Ph.D.
Bread for the World (BFW) Sunday, was May 7, 2016. The focus was about child hunger, at home, and around the world. Folks were and still are are urged to write Congress to support child nutrition programs, including school meals, summer feeding, and the WIC program for pregnant women and their young children.
OTOC held an Accountability Session with Candidates for Mayor and the City Council on May 1, 2017. The event took place at 7:00 PM, at St. Leo the Great Church, 102nd and Blondo. Candidates were invited. Questions about safe and affordable housing, fair treatment for immigrants, the environment and sustainability, limits to Pay Day loan fees, welcoming refugees, and criminal justice were posed and discussed. Candidates were asked to state their positions on these issues and were asked to work with OTOC on actions to improve life in our city. Visit http://www.otoc.org for more information.
OTOC is planning a Vision for Delegates Congress on November 13, 7-8:30 pm at a site yet to be decided. The content will be to develop a vision to grow to make a bigger impact on Omaha and Nebraska for the Common Good. We hope for 200-300 delegates.
OTOC’s new action groups are Mental Health, Environment and Sustainability, Community Violence Research, and Death and Taxes. The last group continues to discuss how to bring the health insurance to all. Other action groups continue on housing rehab, education, and development, and refugees. Visit http://www.otoc.org for more information.