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Helen Boosalis “Inspiring Women” Luncheon

agosto 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT

The 2019 Helen Boosalis Luncheon, hosted by the Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus, will be held on August 9 at 11:30 at the Lincoln Station Great Hall. This year’s theme, “Women. Vison. Change.” focuses on the forward movement of Democratic women in our state.

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 luncheon honors the late Mayor Helen Boosalis and continues her trailblazing inspiration by supporting progressive women active in change in Nebraska. The first female mayor of Lincoln, Helen Boosalis said, “I want to help encourage people to go beyond what they think they’re capable of doing. You can accomplish what you didn’t dream was possible. Take a little risk. Be prepared. Set your goals high.”

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

Register by Aug. 2 at

Sponsored by Senator Kate Bolz • Senator Machaela Cavanaugh • Senator Sue Crawford • Senator Wendy DeBoer • Senator Sara Howard • Senator Megan Hunt • Senator Patty Pansing Brooks • Senator Anna Wishart

About Keynote Speaker Marthaellen Florence:

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.

A highly respected community leader Marthaellen has been recognized with the Mayor’s Heart of the Arts Award (Lincoln, Nebraska) for 25 years of stewarding Jazz in June, an internationally recognized Jazz festival; YWCA Woman of the Year; the prestigious NAACP Leola Bullock Community Service Award; named a Leadership Lincoln community-co-creator and was a nominee for the 2018 Inspire Award recognizing women who have excelled in their professional lives and emerged as leaders and role models in the Lincoln community (Lincoln, Nebraska).



agosto 9, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT


Lincoln Stattion Great Hall
201 N 7th St
, Lincoln, NE 68508 United States


NDP Women’s Caucus