Join Heartland Workers Center and get to know your fellow community members at one of our upcoming events or meetings. 

Unase con el Centro Laboral de Heartland y conozca a sus compañeros de comunidad en uno de nuestros próximos eventos o juntas.



Families Belong Together Rally, Call to Action, & Press Conference

Under the Trump Administration, thousands of young children, including infants and toddlers, have been taken from their parents at the southern border and placed into institutionalized settings and detention centers. Join thousands of others across the country on Saturday, June 30, to demand the reunification of families who have already been separated and take a stand against the indefinite detention of those seeking refuge in the United States.

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 3-5 p.m. 
Address: Plaza de la Raza, at the corner of 24th and N St., Omaha, NE. Please carpool or use public transit as parking will be limited.
RSVP here. 

For more information, contact Abbie Kretz: abbie(at)

There will be a table with postcards to sign and send to elected representatives, voter registration, and a table with materials for children to draw what family means to them to be shared in a “quilt”. Please bring your family and share widely!



New American Arts Festival

Join us for the 2018 New American Arts Festival on Friday, August 3! This project, in its 5th year, is hosted by Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday. It will be a street festival on Military Avenue in downtown Benson. 

HWC will displaying the Wall of Hope. Through the Wall of Hope, we are sharing stories of immigrants and refugees in Nebraska, who as individuals, workers, students, and families have helped build and strengthen their communities. 

The event seeks to highlight the performance and visual arts of Omaha's refugee and immigrant communities. There will be workshops, live music and dance performances, visual art collaborations in local galleries and a street artist market. This event is free and welcomes the community. Click here for more information. 

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. -11 p.m. 
Location: Benson Area
Gallery Spaces are on Maple Street
5918 Maple St, Omaha NE 68104