UNO Exhibit to Feature Farm Labor in the US

“One of the stories and photographs I took are of Lorena Hernandez who is a young single mother working out in the fields picking blueberries,” says David Bacon. The photographer, journalist and activist will be presenting his exhibit In the Fields of the North at the University...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Wide Support for DACA in Nebraska

On September 7th various community organizations including Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON_NE), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and OneWorld Community Health Centers, among others came together to host an information session on DACA at the Gross Auditorium on...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

South Omaha Community Forum

Over 50 local community members gathered at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church on Saturday, August 26th to discuss the last legislative session and upcoming issues. Nebraska State Senator Tony Vargas organized the event to connect local community members with their elected...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

Art in the heart of South Omaha

hances are, you don’t know Omaha has a public high school of performing arts, It may further surprise you that South High School is that Fame-style institution. South has been the Omaha Public Schools’ Visual & Performing Arts Magnet for two decades. But the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

Local Organization Invites You to Join Fight Against Suicide

“I realized that a lot of the LGBTQ community feels isolated and sometimes they realize there is no other way other than to commit suicide,” says Ryan Fuller, President of Heartland Pride. Fuller adds “the suicide rate in the LGBTQ community is outrageously high!” Fuller and his...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

I can’t vote, but my daughter can

ELIZABETH, NJ — Rossana Madeira is a wife and a mother. She is also an undocumented immigrant. But five years ago, because of the economic hardships that her family experienced, Rossana realized that she could no longer remain silent and stay in the shadows. “I can’t live in fear...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

South Omaha Boys Town: Serving the community from within

“When people think of Boys Town, they mainly think about the residential program. That’s still a hallmark of what we do here but over the last seven to eight years, there’s been a push to shift our attention to working in the communities we serve,” said Christopher Miller,...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

NEW OLLAS director eager to engage community

Cristián Doña-Reveco knows the challenge of succeeding Lourdes Gouveia as director of OLLAS at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He’s long been an admirer of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies she founded and is director emerita of today. “Lourdes Gouveia is a...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017

El Perico Magazine Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope your summer was filled with relaxation, fun, fond memories and quality time spent with your families.  I am honored to continue on as a part of the OPS family for another year and would like to take this opportunity to thank the...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017

Lesly Gallardo showcases the benefits of Micropigmentation

With flawless makeup, dressed in black from head to toes, Lesly Gallardo puts on a pair of latex gloves to apply a cream anesthetic over her client’s eyebrows. After this, she covers the area with two pieces of plastic, “because the heat they generate allows the...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017