Margaret Moore Jackson has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing as a panelist at both the Grand Forks Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the Empire Arts Center on April 11, and the Fargo Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place in Fargo at The Fargo Theatre on April 12.

Dr. Jackson is a Professor of Law at University of North Dakota. Her teaching and scholarship focus primarily on the areas of fair housing, equal employment opportunity, and legal education. She teaches Civil Pretrial Practice, Evidence, Employment Discrimination, and Housing Discrimination.

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.

The event is free and open to the public. ADA accommodations are available by contacting [email protected]

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