Barry Nelson to Emcee The Seven

Barry Nelson to Emcee The Seven

Jan 18, 2019 | The Human Family | 0 comments

Barry Nelson to Emcee The Seven

Barry Nelson will emcee the first annual Seven event. The event takes place on Thursday, January 24 at North Dakota State University’s Century Theatre at Memorial Union.

A self-described community activist, Nelson is currently an organizer for the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and serves as Chair of the Fargo Human Relations Commission.

A social worker by profession, he has worked in county, state and private human service organizations, spent over 20 years working with refugee resettlement and appreciates the generosity of people within marginalized populations for helping with his education around the need for human rights activism.

The Seven is an interactive human rights experience. This event is the first of many independently organized events aimed at empowering individuals to discuss and learn about what it means to organize, advocate for and influence positive change in their community.

The event includes interdisciplinary conversations, performances, short film selections from the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival, and research that include a call to action. The Seven aims to advance a condition where participants can recognize the change they can make in their world.

Each of the speakers or performers are asked to address one of seven categories through the lens of Human Rights: Context, Preparation, Motivation, Obstacles, Outreach, Focus or Philosophy. These seven tenants help shape a better understanding of the human condition and relationships. The following list of speakers/performers will be participating in the first annual Seven event: 

  • Dr. Sarah Rose Edwards: Psychologist 
  • Ibtissem Belmihoub and Spencer Abbe: Graduate student Researchers
  • Faraz Ansari: Filmmaker in India
  • Fred Edwards: Undergrad Student Researcher
  • Haylee Thompson: Dance Performance
  • Marc Devine: Theater Performance 
  • Maren Day Woods: Women’s March
  • Ntwali Cyusa: Universal Language

The event is hosted by The Human Family and the Memorial Union Gallery. The event is free and will take place on January 24th at 6:30pm at The Century Theater located on the second floor of the Memorial Union at NDSU.  Click here to reserve your seat in advance.

For more information about The Seven, visit




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PO Box 9468
Fargo, ND 58106-9468

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