Barry Nelson, community organizer for the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and member of the Fargo Human Relations Commission, will join the panel discussion “How to Access Human Rights in North Dakota and Minnesota” on Wednesday, November 15, at The Fargo Theatre during the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival.

Barry Nelson is a self-described community activist. A social worker by profession, he has worked in state, county and private human service organizations, spent over 20 years working with refugee resettlement and appreciates the generosity of people within marginalized populations for helping with his education around the need for human rights activism.

The panel will be moderated by North Dakota State Representative Joshua Boschee, Panelists schedule to participate include: Jennifer Cook, the North Dakota Chapter of the ACLU; Dave Lanpher, the Fargo Human Relations Commission; Michelle Kommer, North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights; Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights; Barry Nelson, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition; and Michelle Rydz, High Plains Fair Housing Center.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artist. 2017 is the inaugural year for both festivals.

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will take place November 15, 16 and 17, 2017, at the Fargo Theater in Fargo, North Dakota. Panel discussions will take place each evening of the film festival.

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival will be exhibited November 13, 2017 through January 5, 2018 at the Spirit Room in Fargo, North Dakota. A public reception and awards ceremony will be held at The Spirit Room on Saturday, November 18 from 5 to 7.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Wednesday night film screenings and panel discussion with Michelle Rydz at the historic Fargo Theater in downtown Fargo, North Dakota.

Learn more about the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition at their website.

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