Lorraine Shepherd-Davis has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing Center as a panelist for the upcoming Bismarck Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on April 9.
Lorraine is is the Founder and Executive Director of the Native American Development Center, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a supportive and cohesive Native American community within the Bismarck-Mandan-Lincoln area that effectively sustains cultural heritage and strengthens people through development of services and opportunities.
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.
All events are free and open to the public. ADA accommodations are available by contacting ADA@Human-Family.org.
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