Thursday, June 11, 2015

FEARLESS: Who to tell, how to tell

At FEARLESS on Monday, June 15, we will talk about how to decide whether to tell people our stories.

What do you consider before telling? We all have someone we regret telling; what warning signs did we miss? On the other hand, we can be surprised by the goodness that comes of telling our stories. How did that happen?

Come share your experiences when deciding whether to tell about your status--or a family member's status--as a Registered Citizen. We can all learn from hearing what happened for someone else. Your experience may be exactly what benefits someone else.

FEARLESS is a collaboration of Nebraskans Unafraid and UNO that counteracts dangerous Nebraska law. Research has shown that isolating Registered Citizens, depriving them of jobs and homes, increases the chances that they will reoffend. Current Nebraska law does exactly that. We live in a state where (research has shown that) sex-offender law makes communities more dangerous.

FEARLESS provides an opportunity for Registered Citizens and their loved ones to connect and learn from one another and support one another. Establishing such social networks reduces the likelihood of reoffense. Even though the reoffense rates for sex offenders are extremely low to start with, there is no excuse for grandstanding politicians who make the state more dangerous with their showboating laws.

FEARLESS takes responsibility where our politicians will not. Please join us at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo Street, Omaha. Park in the east lot and come in through the east entrance.

FEARLESS is exclusively for Registered Citizens and their invited guests.

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