Lunch and Learn Schedule and Videos

Visit this page in August 2022 to learn about the 2022-2023 Lunch and Learn Schedule 

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Each year the Lincoln – Lancaster League presents a series of programs featuring local, state and national speakers who address timely issues important to informed citizens. Topics have included voting rights, Woman Suffrage, civil rights for the incarcerated, police accountability, freedom of the press and many others. These FREE presentations take place on the First Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m., September – May. Presentations will be streamed. All you need to do is register to receive the link. You do not need to be a League member to participate, but we bet you might want to join soon!

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Many presentations have been recorded since October 2020: Jump to Videos of Previous Presentations .

Videos of Previous Presentations

Did you miss a Lunch and Learn? Here are links to available presentations:

January 2023 Lunch and Learn

May 4, 2022 Voter Suppression: Preston Love, Jr of Black Votes Matter, Heather Engdahl of Civic Nebraska and Mary Lee Moulton of Nebraska League of Women Voters

April 7, 2022 COVID – Looking Back, Looking Ahead Pat Lopez, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Director

January 6, 2022 Update on the AltEn Mead Site Cleanup  Al Davis, former state senator and current lobbyist for the Sierra Club;  Leesa Zalesky, freelance journalist

Follow-up information: A) Q&A Update on the AltEn Mead Site Cleanup B) What You Can Do About AltEn

December 9, 2021 “Lincoln Airport Capital Improvements ” Nick Cusick – Airport Director, Zachary Mora James – Board Chair

November 7, 2021 “Lincoln’s Vision for a Climate-Smart Future”  ENTER PASSCODE kF=GC62d Miki Esposito, J.D., Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, City of Lincoln, Nebraska

October 7, 2021 “Nonpartisan Nebraska” Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers, Nathan Leach of Nonpartisan Nebraska

September 2, 2021 “Redistricting in Nebraska”   Nebraska Unicameral Senators Tom Briese and Steve Lathrop, facilitated by Rachel Gibson

May 6, 2021 Together One Lincoln  Sandra Washington, Lincoln City Councilwomanber

April 1, 2021  Holding Cops Accountable; What is Happening Locally? Ishma Valenti, Director, Community Engagement, Clyde Malone Community Center

March 4, 2021  Can’t Trust it: Race, Policing, the Prison Industrial Complex  Dr. Jeanette Jones, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, UNL

February 4, 2021 The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg   Anna Shavers, Associate Dean, NU College of Law; Eric Berger, Professor, NU College of Law

January 7, 2021 Focus on the Coming Nebraska Legislative Session  Analysts Craig Beck and Alex Serrurier, OpenSky Policy Institute

December 3, 2020 Dr. Deborah Turner, President of the National League of Women Voters  Due to technical difficulties the video of Dr. Turner’s 12/3  presentation is unavailable. Please enjoy this video

November 5, 2020 Redistricting and Apportionment  Gavin Geis, Executive Director, Common Cause Nebraska

October 8, 2020 The Electoral College: Is It Still Relevant? John Comer, Professor Emeritus, UNL Department of Political Science

September 3,2020 Voting Rights, Voting Right Now: Principals and Practicalities of Voting in Lancaster County  John Cartier, Director of Voting Rights and Dave Shively, Lancaster County Election Commissioner