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OTOC to feature music and housing workshop during July at Urban Abbey

June 26th, 2017

Urban Abbey has selected OTOC as it’s community partner in July. Urban Abbey will contribute 10% of all that is  spent at the coffee bar during July to OTOC.  So plan to meet for coffee, tea or treats at Urban Abbey during July. Here are some of the great evenings that OTOC has planned:

Kyle Knapp

Kyle Knapp will join OTOC for an evening of great acoustic folk, pop and rock music

Friday, July 14: An Evening of great Acoustic Folk and Rock Ballads

From 6:45 pm to 8 pm at Urban Abbey, 10th & Jackson

Kyle Knapp plays a delightful blend of folk, rock and pop on his acoustic guitar and engages the audience in conversation. Kyle is currently playing each Sunday at Urban Abbey and OTOC is Urban Abbey’s community partner in July, so 10% of all you spend at the coffee bar is contributed to OTOC by Urban Abbey.


Tues., July 18: An Evening of Spanish Protest Songs from Latin America

From 6:45 pm to 8 pm at Urban Abbey, 10th & Jackson 

Juan Carlos close up

Jaun Carlos Veloso will share Spanish language protest music from Latin America

Juan Carlos Veloso, teacher, pastor and immigration rights leader, will sing beautiful Spanish language protest music from Latin America. Juan Carlos explains the origins of the song and significance of the lyrics. 10% of all you spend will be contributed to OTOC.


Tues., July 25:  How To Assure Safe Rental Housing

From 6:45 pm to 8 pm at Urban Abbey, 10th & Jackson 

Leaders of OTOC’s Housing Action Team will host Kat Vinton from the  Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and local housing experts to discuss the dangers to children from poorly maintained rental housing. OTOC leaders will focus on how to make Omaha’s Housing Code Enforcement more effective and follow up on commitments City Council members made to OTOC to assure rental housing meets health and safety codes.

Karen McElroy

OTOC leaders will lead a workshop on how we assure that all rental property is safe for all families, especially those with children


OTOC to hold July 10 training–developing a team of leaders at your institution to agitate your vision

June 26th, 2017

Join OTOC on Monday, July 10 for “Organizing a team of leaders to agitate your institution to live up to your shared values” on Monday, July 10 @ 7pm—8:30 pm at  Augustana Lutheran 3647 Lafayette Ave

Liz Hall, Lead Organizer of our Iowa sister organization, AMOS, will lead an engaging workshop on how to identify and develop a team of leaders in your congregation or organization which will “agitate” your institution to live up to its core values and beliefs. During this time of divisiveness, learn how to build community through discussion and honest reflection on our shared beliefs and values.

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