Living Paycheck to Paycheck in Nebraska

The Coalition for a Strong Nebraska is collaborating with the Women’s Fund of Omaha and Film Streams to host a screening of the film PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT on Tuesday, October 28th at 7pm. Tickets to this event are FREE and can be reserved in advance by contacting A limited number of seats are available, so making reservations in advance is highly recommended. Limit of 2 tickets per person.

Filmed over the course of one year in Chattanooga, Tenn., PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK follows Katrina Gilbert, a 30-year-old single mother of three working as a certified nursing assistant in an extended-care facility, while striving to address her own health-care issues. Overworked, underpaid, uninsured and lacking support, she chooses daily between purchasing her own medication and paying for the needs of her children, which often leaves her struggling to make ends meet.Following the film, a panel moderated by Tiffany Seibert Joekel, Director of the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska, will provide insights into struggles faced by families surviving paycheck to paycheck and what we can do to better support working families in our state. Panelists will include Nebraska State Senator Tanya Cook, Heart Ministry Center Self-Sufficiency Programs Facilitator Ericka Guinan, and Heart Ministry Center SNAP Outreach Specialist Aja Alfaro.

This story isn’t just in the movies…..As the film’s Executive Producer Maria Shriver put it: “We all know Katrina Gilbert – she’s our friend, our sister, our daughter, struggling to make her way in the world. Understanding what challenges she faces, and seeing how optimistic she is in the face of such challenges, is the key to building woman’s economic empowerment.”

We can do more to support families as they are working their way to economic security and stability. Join us on October 28th for this important discussion!

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