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2019 March

The 2019 Omaha Women's March will be held Sunday, January 20th. Location, activities, and other details will be published as they become available. We realize that the national women's march is slated for Saturday, January 19th. However, we decided to hold our local march on a Sunday to allow our friends who had Saturday religious obligations to participate. Last year they had to sit out, and our movement isn't inclusive if we aren't considering everyone's needs.

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Please consider a donation to the OWM to help defray costs, including city permits, OPD traffic control, barricade fees, signage, and expenses associated with the march. Please mail your check to:

Omaha Women's March
9758 Erskine St.
Omaha NE 68134

Online donation link coming soon!

2018 March Program

Welcome (1:00 pm)

Andrea Talbot (pronouns: she/her/hers)
Lead Organizer, Omaha Women's March

Opening Remarks - Marta Nieves

Marta Nieves (pronouns: she/her/hers) has dedicated her life to social justice and community service. Her work as a human and organizational development practitioner spans five decades in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. During a time when women, particularly Latina women, were expected to be seen and not heard, she organized and inspired others in her community to lift up their voices.


She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Bellevue University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska – Omaha, and certifications in Neurolinguistics Programming, and has worked and consulted at Girls, Inc., the Girl Scouts, United Healthcare of the Midlands, the YWCA of the Midlands, Coventry Healthcare of Nebraska, and many others. Marta has served on the Legacy Council of the Women’s Fund of Greater Omaha, the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Friends Board, and the Nebraska Democrat’s Latino Caucus.


She is past president of the Nebraska Business and Professional Women and served as a faculty member at the Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN). She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Altrusa International Club of Bellevue, Latina Unidas Board, and Courts Matter Coalition of Nebraska.

Keynote Speaker - Ashlei Spivey

Ashlei Spivey (pronouns: she/her/hers) was born and raised in North Omaha and attended Jackson State University for her Bachelor’s degree and University of Texas Arlington for her Master’s degree. Ashlei has spent more than a decade working in nonprofit spaces that include workforce development and organizational development. Her experience, coupled with her academic and personal knowledge, give her an innovative and progressive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is now the focus of her work, regardless of sector.


In 2017, she officially launched her brand, Ay Spivey, which allows her to facilitate conversations and action planning for organizations, communities, and individuals around inclusion and equity frameworks. The Omaha Women’s March is excited for Ashlei to share her ideas about community engagement, advocacy, and intersectionality. Her message of developing a personal platform and practicing conscious activism reflects the theme of this year’s event: March on the Polls 2018.

March Countdown & Kickoff - Omaha Girls Rock

Omaha Girls Rock strives to cultivate strong values in female-identifying youth, assisting them in developing confidence, self reliance, and original thinking through the powerful tools of musical experience and collaboration.  By encouraging their female-identifying mentees to apply these principles in all aspects of their lives, OGR hopes to help them grow into stronger and more engaged members of their communities.

WE MARCH!

We will take to the streets of downtown Omaha and share our message of unity, inclusivity, and strength! The march will be led by teens and mentors from Broken Mirror, a free leadership and theater experience at the Rose Theater open to female-identified and gender expansive youth who examine the role gender plays in our society. Broken Mirror focuses on resiliency, positive relationships, and empowerment while using poetry, improvisation, comedy,  music and more. Youth create dynamic pieces of new theater that reflect the questions, concerns and triumphs that are a part of being a teen in 2018!

Closing Remarks

Sam Carwyn (pronouns: she/her/hers)
Outreach Coordinator, Omaha Women's March

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