The following article was aired and posted online on WDAY on November 13, 2017. You can find the original article online here.

By Bailey Vertin

FARGO — Artists are advocating human rights with the first North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival.

The week-long festival kicked off Monday afternoon with the opening of the Human Rights Art Exhibition in the Spirit Room on Broadway.

The event is organized by “The Human Family.”

22 artists from five cities are showcasing their work and it’s all free to see.

Organizers hope people come out and learn about the role of human rights in a community.

“We are opening the community up to education and discussion, and those are great things to ensure that human rights actually become important to a community,” said Sean Coffman, Executive Director.

The art exhibit is open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The film festival will start on Wednesday at the Fargo Theatre.

 

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