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Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus Inspiring Women Tribute


Aug 09

Lincoln Station Great Hall, 201 N. 7th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm



Please join the Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus for the annual “Inspiring Women” tribute to former Lincoln Mayor Helen Boosalis; recognizing her legacy to Nebraska. 

  • Helen Boosalis “Inspiring Women” Scholarship Luncheon
  • August 9, 2019
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Lincoln Station Great Hall, 201 N. 7th

Proceeds from the luncheon fund scholarships for Nebraska women who are continuing their education, active in their communities and implementing progressive politics. The funds will also support candidates in Nebraska. The event will be emceed by Laurie Martinez, with Marthaellen Florence delivering the keynote speech.

The spectrum of Marthaellen’s experience reaches a large swath of society. She has co-facilitated leadership institutes for over 38 universities, most notably for students from Xi Jiang University in China, intercultural student groups for York University in Toronto, Canada and mentored visiting Mandela Scholars. On a domestic level she has sponsored re-entry programs for incarcerated youth and adults; been a proponent for programs design to help eliminate the educational gap for youth at risk; championed workforce development for unskilled laborers; addressed the need for like skills education for student and professional athletes; led resiliency classes for battered women and rape survivors; served as an advocate for the rights of the LGBTQ community; and mentored those seeking political office, coaching them to greater clarity, confidence and direction.

Tickets are $50; $35 for students and young professionals. Scholarships for the luncheon are available. Please contact Meg Mikolajczyk ([email protected]) for more information.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Table is $750, includes ten tickets
  • $500 includes 6 tickets
  • $250 includes 4 tickets
  • $100 includes one ticket and sponsors a young person to attend

Register by Aug. 2 at

Can’t attend? A donation to the scholarship fund will be appreciated.

RSVP or direct any questions: [email protected]

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