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.

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  • Author Richard Rothstein to speak with OTOC and Community Leaders

    Monday March 25 & Tuesday March 26 with Richard Rothstein Author of New York Times Bestseller The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how Our Government Segregated America  Events: Monday March 25–sponsored by Creighton University 7:30 pm  Speaking at Harper Center at Creighton University 602 N. 20th – Free Parking Garage on Cass St. RSVP at https://excellence.creighton.edu/ColorOfLaw   Tues. […]

  • OTOC Testifies Before City Council in Favor of Proactive Inspections

    On Tuesday, OTOC leaders joined tenants, nonprofits and landlords to testify in support of proactive inspections in Omaha. In front of a packed house at City Hall, OTOC leaders Karen McElroy, Rosie Volkmer, Gloria Austerberry, Dennis Walsh, Susan Kuhlman and Paul Romero laid out a comprehensive narrative that covered the background information of the problem […]

  • OTOC Leaders Testify against Payday Lending expansion at State Legislature

    Rod Kuhlmann (left) of Holy Name Church and Kevin Graham of First United Methodist Church presented testimony on behalf of the OTOC Payday Lending Action Team to the Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature on Mar. 12, 2019, at the State Capitol. Kuhlmann testified against LB 379, which would expand payday […]

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