10% of advance tickets sales through july 7 to be donated to RAICES
The Human Family is joining artists and bookstores across the country responding, to the crisis at the border. Between Wednesday, July 3, and midnight Sunday, July 7, 10% of ticket sales to the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will be donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.
Founded in 1986, RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.
The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human-rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.
The festival is a non-partisan event and uses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the foundation for its content.
The crisis at the border is an affront to humanity and human rights everywhere, regardless of culture, race, religion or political affiliation. We believe that through the power of awareness, perspective, and empathy, each of us has the potential to initiate change – even in the face of events such as these.
And while it may appear a hopeless situation, organizations and individuals are working to protect the lives of children, women, and men currently being held in concentration camps at our borders.
RAICES is one such organization in Texas, providing low-to-no cost legal services to individuals who are imprisoned at our border. They work to advocate for and represent immigrants and refugees through the American legal system and have a program to provide representation to unaccompanied children coming over the border specifically.
10% of all advance tickets sold July 3 through July 7 will be donated to RAICES in support of the work they are performing at the border. The official dates for the 2019 festival are October 29 in Bismarck at the Heritage Center; November 5 in Grand Forks at the Empire Arts Center; November 7 and 8 at the Fargo Theatre; and November 12 in Minot at the Oak Park Theater.