Jason Witmer

He is a rare man—not driven to seek the limelight with his energies; and yet, his loving and ascending energies are deeply felt and impactful

As a returning Stand in for Nebraska leader this year, Jason has graced our space in so many profoundly influential and subtle ways. He is a rare man—not driven to seek the limelight with his energies; and yet, his loving and ascending energies are deeply felt and impactful. A most remarkable team player guided by integrity in every movement, Jason uplifts and understands, values, and practices rematriation.

Jason’s tireless advocacy work to shift inhumane, non-restorative narratives and practices within the prison industrial complex, end juvenile solitary confinement, free an innocent man, Earnest Jackson, and promote effective transitional infrastructures post-incarceration are among his many superpowers. As a Nebraska ACLU Board Member as well, Jason is an ideal representative for justice advocacy in Nebraska.

As an MHA (Mental Health Alliance) professional, Jason is point of compassionate contact for many in crisis. His calm, loving, affirming essence and skillful support are gifts to those in need; gifts to us.

As an artist, Jason’s essence allows the subject of his film and photography projects to melt into their truth and open, shine. Just by being himself, the story or person on the other side can speak. He encourages voice.

Go Far, Go Together

I’m Stephanie Bondi and I use she and they pronouns.  I’ve been involved in Stand in for Nebraska since near its inception.  I was drawn to it because the founders believed that bringing injustice to the streets and talking back against the inhumanity we experience...

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The Indigenous Healing Gardens

During the 2020-2021 school year, Stand in for Nebraska’s Youth Collaborative, got inspired through the Indian Center’s Healing Garden example. Students became curious with indigenous approaches to sustainable gardening methods along with the larger cultural and...

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Stand In For Nebraska’s Leadership Team

Stand in for Nebraska’s Leadership Team  self-identifies as community advocates and human rights ambassadors for the organization. To best advance human rights and justice alongside multi-marginalized communities in Nebraska while dismantling...

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Know Your Rights: Protests

In collaboration with Stand in for Nebraska, lawyer and activist John Cartier shares important information regarding protests, including: constitutional protections of protesters, how to prepare for a protest, what to do if you are arrested during a protest, and legal...

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What Can White Allies Do?

So much. Daily Notice spaces in which dominant whiteness prevails and do three things: 1) Notice 2) Disrupt 3) Urge action Reinforcing white dominance through non-disruption/conflict avoidance in white interactive spaces is part of the problem. To illustrate: In...

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Solidarity Sunday News

Dear Stand in for Nebraska Members, Stand in for Nebraska supports urgent and unyielding human rights advocacy alongside impacted, multi-marginalized Nebraskans. To realize this deep commitment, we deploy wide-ranging methods including weekly Non-Violent Stand Ins...

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Welcome to Stand in For Nebraska

As our website goes live, America’s rhythms have arrested through coronavirus impacts. Within just one week, our lives have radically altered. While it’s necessary for us to get our own bearings, to take care of individual needs and find our footing during this wildly...

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