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2018 Lunch for the Girls with Donna Brazile

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455 North 10th Street

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Our 2018 guest speaker:

Girls Inc. alum and Omaha homegirl Symone Sanders will be introducing our 2018 speaker, Donna Brazile.

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute.

Aside from working for the full recovery of her beloved New Orleans, Ms. Brazile’s passion is encouraging young people to vote, to work within the system to strengthen it, and to run for public office. Since 2000, Ms. Brazile has lectured at over 125 colleges and universities across the country on such topics as “Inspiring Civility in American Politics,” Race Relations in the Age of Obama, Why Diversity Matters, Women in American Politics: Are We There Yet.

Donna Brazile has a new, timely book out that will resonate with our girls and with many in our community.

The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is a sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years—Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore—a group of women who call themselves The Colored Girls. Like many people who have spent their careers in public service, they view their lives in four-year waves where presidential campaigns and elections have been common threads. For most of the Colored Girls, their story starts with Jesse Jackson’s first campaign for president. From there, they went on to work on the presidential campaigns of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Over the years, they’ve filled many roles: in the corporate world, on campaigns, in unions, in churches, in their own businesses and in the White House. Through all of this, they’ve worked with those who have shaped our country’s history—US Presidents such as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, well-known political figures such as Terry McAuliffe and Howard Dean, and legendary activists and historical figures such as Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Betty Shabazz.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is filled with personal stories that bring to life heroic figures we all know and introduce us to some of those who’ve worked behind the scenes but are still hidden. Whatever their perch, the Colored Girls are always focused on the larger goal of “hurrying history” so that every American — regardless of race, gender or religious background — can have a seat at the table. This is their story.

As always, Girls Inc. girls will also share (hog?) the spotlight.

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What is the difference between seating/price levels?

Patron/Priority seating is located in front of Regular/General seating. Reservations can be made in any quantity but tables are limited to 10 guests. There are corporate levels available that include a table of 10 and additional benefits - visit girlsincomaha.org to download a corporate/sponsorship form.


How can I be sure I'll sit with my friends/family?

Seats reserved via a single transaction/payment will automatically be grouped together. Requests to sit with/near others attending under separate reservations should be sent to Shannon at sdunning@girlsincomaha.org or filled in the space provided on the order form. We will try to accommodate, but cannot guarantee your request will be possible.


I have dietary considerations. Can I make specific meal requests or bring in my own food?

The catering company offers the following meal options: a regular/standard meal; a vegan meal; a vegetarian meal; or a gluten free meal. When making your reservation, list each attendee's first & last name and meal preference or email that information to Shannon at sdunning@girlsincomaha.org by Dec. 10th.


Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

No. It is a reservation only. Stop by the check-in table at the event for your table seating assignment.


Is it ok if the name on my reservation doesn't match the person who attends?

Reservations are transferable to another person. If you transfer your reservation, please email the change to Shannon at sdunning@girlsincomaha.org in advance. Substitutions after Dec. 10th will need to check-in under the original attendee's name.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds. If you are unable to attend or transfer the reservation to a friend, let us know and we will convert your full payment to a tax deductible donation.

What can/can't I bring into the event?

No flash photography. No outside food or drinks.

What are my parking options at the event?

Standard CHI Health Center event parking applies.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Shannon at sdunning@girlsincomaha.org.

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