2018 Human Rights Summit

November 17, 2018 @ 8:00AM — 4:00PM

Intersections: Where do Human Rights Begin?

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Join the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition at the 2018 Human Rights Summit and Arc of Justice Awards. The theme of the Summit is "Intersections", and discussions will be held around the Missing and Indigienous Women and Girls Crisis, LGBTQIA+ Protections and more.

Tickets to the event are $50 General Admission / $20 Students. A special combo pack has been arranged with the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival that includes tickets to all three screenings of the festival in Fargo and a ticket to the Human Rights Summit and Arc of Justice Awards for $65 (a $20 savings).

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota in Fargo, North Dakota.

NDHRC Summit Agenda

INTERSECTIONS: "Where After All Do Human Rights Begin?"

November 17, 2018

8:00 – 8:45 am Registration and coffee, juice, muffins and fruit

8:45- 9:00Music by Todd Holdman

9:00- 9:10Welcome by NDHRC President – Ruth Buffalo

9:10 – 9:30/9:45 Welcome Circles

(Communities across ND report on Human Rights

activities positive and challenging)

9:45-10:45 Human Rights Film Festival Panel - MMIW

  • Former Grand Chief Sheila North (film maker)
  • Leonard Yakir (film maker)
  • Lisa Brunner – 2016 Bush Fellow
  • BJ Jones - Tribal Judge

10:45 – 11:00 am BREAK – Music by Todd Holdman


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

  • Challenge:
  • (a) during lunch sit by someone you don't know OR
  • (b) find people you want to work with on an upcoming possible legislative issues and sit together to begin strategizing

1:00 – 2:00pm KEY NOTE – Sarah Burlingame – Wyoming Equality Federation

"How to be progressive in a Red state"

2:00 – 2:15BREAK – Music by Todd

2:15 – 2:45Kjersten Nelson – Political Advocacy - 101

2:45 – 3:30Talking circles around various legislative possibilities:

  • Follow up on the refugee study bill
  • LGBTQA anti-discrimination bill – what's the plan?
  • Native American – Cultural Competency bill


Event Location
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
3911 20th Ave. S.
Fargo, ND 58103
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