Human Family partners to screen Jim Crow of the North

Human Family partners to screen Jim Crow of the North

Apr 5, 2022 | NDHRFF | 0 comments


(Fargo, ND – April 5, 2022) –  The Human Family is partnering with the High Plains Fair Housing Center to mark Fair Housing Month by hosting a free public screening of JIM CROW OF THE NORTH at the Fargo Theatre at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. A community discussion will take place following the film.

The documentary feature examines how racial covenants and redlining, a common practice in 20th century northern cities, shaped Minneapolis and contributes to racial inequality and tensions that exist to this day. Following the team behind Mapping Prejudice, JIM CROW OF THE NORTH charts the progression of racist policies and practices from the advent of restrictive covenants after the turn of the last century, their elimination in the 1960s through to the lasting impact on our cities today.

The free public screening marks the 54th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. After the film, a community discussion will take place to discuss how to further fair housing in North Dakota. Joining the panel will be Katie Dachtler, Grand Forks City Council Member Katie Dachtler, Fargo City Commissioner Arlette Preston, ND Representative Ruth Buffalo, and Michelle Rydz, Executive Director of the High Plains Housing Center. Senator Tim Mathern, Dr. Terry Hogan, City of Fargo Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will also be attending the event to share their thoughts on the importance of fair housing.

To reserve a seat for the in-person event at the historic Fargo Theatre, register via Eventbrite.

The community discussion will be streamed live via Zoom. To participate online, register through the Virtual Eventbrite link.

The work that provided the basis for this event was supported by funding under a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statement and interpretations contained in this event. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government. Nothing in this event should be considered legal advice. For legal advice, please contact an attorney.

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The Human Family promotes human rights and social justice through film and art.


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