Nebraskans United for Life will hold its annual Celebration of Life Dinner and Silent Auction at Omaha's Ramada Plaza Hotel near 72nd and Grover Streets on Saturday.
Monica Miller, the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, is this year's keynote speaker at the event, which will serve dinner at 7:30 p.m. after a 6:30 p.m. social hour.
“A lot of what I want to do is encourage people to stay involved in the cause to protect unborn children from abortion,” said Miller, who will be signing copies of her latest book, “Abandoned: The Untold Stories of Abortion Wars.”
Miller holds a doctorate in theology from Marquette University and a bachelor's degree in theater.
“Pursuing the faith is more exciting” than theater, said Miller, who grew up and remains Catholic.
She was 23 years old in 1976 when she met women involved in the anti-abortion movement. Miller began organizing sit-ins at abortion clinics, and she founded Citizens for Pro-Life Society in 1985 to recruit others.
“We like her activism; we like her leadership,” Nebraskans United For Life board President Ann Marie Bowen said of Miller.
Lauren Bopp, administrative assistant for Nebraskans United for Life, expects about 220 people to attend the dinner.
The event, which is sold out, also includes a live and silent auction.