Ifrah Esse to moderate Immigrant and Refugee Panel Discussion
Ifrah Esse will moderate the panel discussion “The Immigrant and Refugee Experience” on Thursday, November 8, at the Empire Arts Center during the 2018 The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. In the midst of racial tensions in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the panel discussion will focus on dispelling the myths around immigration processes and services, and identify ways the Grand Forks community can become a welcoming community for all who call it home. The discussion will take place after the North Dakota premiere of the feature-length documentary, “This is Home”.
Ifrah Esse is an attorney and a small business owner in Grand Forks, ND. She arrived in the U.S. at the age of 10 as a refugee along with her parents and 8 siblings. Prior to attending law school, Ifrah was social worker who worked predominately with runaway and delinquent youth. Ifrah is very passionate about social justice issues and hopes to focus her legal career in advocating for marginalized communities.
Pre-sale tickets for the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival are currently available. Tickets for individual screenings are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and $2 for Seniors and Students. A Festival Pass to all screenings in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks is available for $40. Follow the following links to get your tickets today: Grand Forks, Bismarck or Fargo.
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. 2018 is the second year for both the film and art festivals.
The 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is made possible through the generosity of the City of Fargo’s Human Relations Commission, the City of Fargo’s Native American Commission, The Arts Partnership and the Awesome Foundation: Cass Clay, and through partnerships with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the NDSU Memorial Gallery, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.