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On Tuesday, July 2, OneWorld employees, family members and friends peacefully stood in support of immigrants, refugees and asylees in our community. Despite some inclement weather, a group of more than 100 people gathered on the corner of 30th and L Streets in the evening on July 2. Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, and the following community partners spoke to the gathered crowd:

  • Sen. Tony Vargas, District 7, Nebraska Legislature
  • Lidia Diaz, Immigrant Legal Center
  • Rosy Salazar
  • Patricia Paniagua
  • The Rev. Dr. Chris Alexander, Tri-Faith Initiative

Participants held homemade signs and OneWorld’s “All Are Welcome” signs. Pat O’Hanlon, OneWorld’s Community Health Educator RN, provided guitar music before and during the event.

“We want to thank everyone who joined us as we took a moment to support those in our community who are affected by new deportation priorities,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, said. “We at OneWorld maintain our belief that it is important to stand with vulnerable and underserved populations. We want people to know that all are welcome here—at OneWorld and in our community.”

Media coverage from OneWorld’s ‘Bridge the Divide’ event:

KETV: Omaha rally calls on community to welcome immigrant, refugees and asylum-seekers

Photo gallery (photos courtesy of Debra S. Kaplan):

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