Walking the Walk for Inclusivity: Tri-Faith Initiative: United We Walk 2022

Name of Organization: Tri-Faith Initiative

Event Name: United We Walk 2022

When: September 11, 2022

Where: Tri-Faith Commons

Why: To celebrate our city’s diversity and show support for a more inclusive Omaha.

Special Guests: Marisa Hattab, DEI Officer for Douglas County; Roger Garcia, Douglas County Commissioner; Farhan & Fatima Khan, American Muslim Institute (AMI); Deb and Senator John McCollister, Countryside Community Church; Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel; Preston Love, Jr., 4Urban Institute for Urban Development; Congressman Don Bacon; Congressional Candidate, State Senator Tony Vargas; State Senator John McCollister; State Senator Wendy DeBoer; State Senator John Cavanaugh; Keith Station, Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of Omaha; Christian Espinoza, Human Rights and Relations Department, City of Omaha; a Yesenia Valenzuela, Community Relations Coordinator, City of Omaha

Event Planner if any: Vic Gutman & Associates

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Attendance: approximately 2,500

Amount Raised: $154,901

Mission: We cultivate inclusive environments to advance interfaith relationships and understanding.

About: The Tri-Faith Commons is located at 132nd and Pacific Streets and currently houses Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church, American Muslim Institute, and the Tri-Faith Center; this intentional and collaborative co-location is the only one of its kind in the world.

For more information: trifaith.org, info@trifaith.org

Sponsors: The Sherwood Foundation; LinkedIn; metroMagazine; Midlands Business Journal; Vic Gutman & Associates; Greater Omaha Chamber; CQuence Health Group; Heritage Communities; Scoular; Holland Foundation; Security National Bank; UNMC College of Public Health; Healthy Blue; Kiewit Luminarium; River City Mixed Chorus; Dr. CC and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation; Bansal Family Charitable Fund; Awakin@Lincoln; OutNebraska; Business Ethics Alliance; Centris Federal Credit Union; Nancy & George Behringer; Michael and Laura Alley; Todd and Betiana Simon; Institute for Urban Development; Lamar Outdoor Advertising; Creighton University; Methodist Health System; All Makes; Children’s Hospital & Medical Center; College of Saint Mary; Avidor; Fraser Stryker; Hawks Foundation; Kiewit Companies Foundation; Regan & Mike Mackintosh Family Fund; Slaggie Architects; OneWorld Community Health Centers; OPPD; The Jewish Federation of Omaha; The Jewish Community Relations Council of Omaha; Hindu Temple; Ideal Pure Water; Bergman Incentives

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