Out of Omaha Movie and Discussion

Out of Omaha Movie and Discussion

the Commons - Door #4, 6

time 6:00 pm

February 18, 2020

Omaha is stuck in systemic racism. Change must occur. Are you willing to get uncomfortable?
About this Event
What is your experience with Omaha? Do you think Omaha is a segregated city by accident, or by design? The cause and effects of systemic racism in Omaha are captured in the film, Out of Omaha. Join us as we seek to engage in honest dialogue about the two different worlds of Omaha.

We will have dinner together (food provided by Big Mama’s) watch Out of Omaha, a film directed by Clay Tweel and produced by J. Cole’s Dreamville, about twins Darrell and Darcell Trotter, who desire to escape North Omaha, a place stuck in generational trauma. The film follows the brothers from the ages of 19 to 25 as they grow through a series of both painful and endearing circumstances. But in order to perceive the depth of the brothers’ life challenges and breakthroughs, it’s crucial to understand how their North Omaha environment came to be.

Following the meal and viewing, we will engage with Wayne Brown, J.D., and explore our complicity in the status quo and ask how our actions can help integrate this town of Omaha.

Tickets are free. We kindly ask all to register so we may have enough food and materials for the event. Please click here to register.