Democracy is not a
spectator sport

OTOC exists to recreate community in our fragmented society.  People are often disconnected and conversations about important issues are difficult.  OTOC seeks to reweave the frayed social fabric and connect people across the lines that tend to divide them:  race and ethnicity, economics, religion, geography and language.

Latest News

  • Sprague and 44th St

    Come to Oct 6 City Council Mtg to support Vacant Building Registry

    Sprague and 44th St

    For a copy of OTOC’s briefing paper on the ordinance, OTOC’s August 10 testimony asking for the proposed ordinance, and OTOC’s 2013 issue paper proposing an ordinance, click on the links below: OTOC Briefing on Vacant Property Ordinance Testimony of Gloria Austerberry at August 10 2015 City Council Meeting OTOC Housing Paper for Aug 13 […]

  • Appleseed Lawyer

    October is OTOC’s month at Urban Abbey!!!

    Appleseed Lawyer

    Join OTOC leaders at Urban Abbey (10th and Jackson) on the following October dates for 3 Issue Cafes where you will learn about addressing Ending Childhood Hunger, Expanding Health Insurance coverage and improving Behavioral Health Care in Omaha and Nebraska. Also come to one of  two  “OTOC Listening Sessions” where you share your stories  and […]

  • large group with church in background

    OTOC with First UMC and others gathered for inspiring Prayer for the Planet Sat Sept 19

    large group with church in background

    Muslims, and Catholics and Unitarians, Oh, my. Those faiths, and United Methodists, UCCs, Buddhists, Lutherans, Jewish, some with no faith tradition, and more came together on a beautiful fall Saturday morning to “Pray for the Planet,” an interfaith service. Clergy, women religious and lay people read prayers and positions that their denominations and religions have […]