Justice for our Neighbors commissioned artist Watie White to create a series of five large scale murals of immigrants to Nebraska for a project called New Nebraskans. The murals were applied to buildings situated in Omaha communities where significant immigrant cohorts reside. As part of this community endeavor, Justice for our Neighbors sought to elevate awareness of and to celebrate the immigrant communities and cultures in Omaha and to promote mutual understanding among a variety of cultural groups.
Squishtalks took part in the planning and facilitation of a public community event that attracted new immigrants, elected officials and community residents in a guided discussion connected to these cultural considerations.
“I want to thank you for facilitating such a rich and thought provoking conversation. The event was very well done. Excellent work everyone!” – Emiliano Lerda, Executive Director, Justice for our Neighbors