Panel on homelessness in North Dakota to take place after premiere of “Home.”

November 15, 2018

Panel on homelessness in north dakota to take place after premiere of “home.”

FARGO, N.D. (November 15, 2018) – Following the premiere of the first episode of “Home. The Homelessness Crisis in North Dakota” at the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival, a panel discussion about the homelessness epidemic in North Dakota will take place.

Moderated by Cody Schuler of the FM Coalition to End Homelessness, the panel will include area homeless service advocates working daily to assist those experiencing homelessness, and an individual who has experienced homelessness in their past.

Panelists for the discussion include:

 Dr. George Connell, Professor of Philosophy at Concordia College; Jan Eliassen, Harm Reduction Director, Fargo Cass Public Health; Whitney Fear, RN Case Manager / Shelter & Community Outreach Nurse, Homeless Health Services; Angela Daly, Shelter Services Director, YWCA Cass Clay; Adam Martin, Founder, F5 Project; Naomi Richison, Formally Homeless; and Jesseca White, Downtown Resource Officer, Fargo Police Department.

“Home.” is a limit-series documenting the homelessness crisis in North Dakota. Understanding housing as a human right and as an inherent need to the health and happiness of all persons, the documentary will examine the myths of homelessness, its causes and identify the state-wide  organizations and individuals currently engaged in the fight to end homelessness in North Dakota.

The 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival opens in Fargo on Thursday, November 15. The festival will be screened at the Fargo Theatre. Doors open at 6:30, and screenings begin at 7 p.m. Sonya Jensen and Sean Coffman, the Producers and Directors of “Home.” will be in attendance at the festival. “Sundogs” Director Elizabeth Chatelain will also be in attendance. Her narrative short film focuses on the story of a single mother and her 4-year-old daughter who are struggling to survive a homeless night in the oil fields of North Dakota.

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. Follow the following link to get your tickets today: 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 Consensus Council, the City of Fargo’s Human Relations Commission, the City of Fargo’s Native American Commission, the Awesome Foundation: Cass Clay, and The High Plains Reader, and through partnerships with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the NDSU Memorial Gallery, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition. The Fargo screening of the film “Home.” was funded in part by Humanities North Dakota, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the screening of “Home.” do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities North Dakota or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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