Royce Schultze has joined The Human Family and the High Plains Fair Housing Center as a panelist at both the Bismarck Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on April 9.

Royce is the Executive Director of the Dakota Center For Independent Living. Royce’s passion is to push for an accessible community by advocating for visitable homes and accessible businesses in the Bismarck and surrounding area. Royce currently serves on the North Dakota Statewide for Independent Living Council, North Dakota Olmstead Commission, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Council.

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.

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.

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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