The driving force behind the proliferation of registries is often political gain, rather than a sincere commitment to holistic solutions. By instilling fear of the “other,” politicians can exploit public concerns to consolidate support. This perpetuates a cycle in which society remains divided, individuals are stigmatized based on mere inclusion in a registry, and problems continue to fester.
The Opening Night Reception, open to the public, will coincide with the First Friday Art Walk on September 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided by the ACLU of Nebraska, one of the exhibit sponsors.
People who reenter society without friends or family on the outside are given an almost impossible task of finding a way to make it with restrictions and without resources. People with sex offenses are set up to fail.