Katie Dachtler has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing as a panelist for the Grand Forks Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place in Grand Forks at the Empire Arts Center on April 11.

Katie is employed as an Eligibility Worker by Grand Forks County Social Services in the Economic Assistance department. She works with a diverse client base and has held various positions in nonprofits in the Grand Forks community. Katie attended Covenant Bible College in Ecuador and the University of North Dakota.

Katie currently serves on the High Plains Fair Housing Center and Grand Forks Public Schools’ boards and is a member on Grand Forks’ Immigration Integration Initiative Committee. She lives in Grand Forks, ND, with her husband, three children, and pug, Moses.

On April 11, 1968, seven days after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act.

The Human Family has partnered with the High Plains Fair Housing Center, the Greater Grand Forks Apartment Association and the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

Screenings of the short films “Seven Days”, “Matter of Place” and portions of “Brick By Brick” will be followed by a panel discussion that will highlight the importance of fair housing, and it’s impact in North Dakota.

Screenings and discussions have been scheduled throughout North Dakota: In Bismarck on April 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum; In Grand Forks on April 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center and in Fargo on Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Fargo Theatre. An additional screening is currently being scheduled for Minot.

The event is free and open to the public. ADA accommodations are available by contacting ADA@Human-Family.org.

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