The Stutsman County Human Rights Coalition, together with the Zonta Club of Jamestown are proud to present a nonpartisan event; Women in Leadership. February 15th, 7:00 PM at The Arts Center, Jamestown, ND. Free and open to the public! Panelists include Katrina Christiansen, Barb Lang, Mary Reed, and Pam Phillips. Come hear these women speak about running for public office at the city, county and state level. Learn what motivated them to serve, what barriers they encountered, as well as who helped them along the way. There will be a question and answer session so come prepared to be motivated by this panel of amazing women leaders!
The Stutsman County Human Rights Coalition will be hosting Joe Rector, James River Valley Library Director, on January 17th at 7:00 PM at the Arts Center in Jamestown. He will be discussing the 2023 book banning legislation and other issues facing our local library system. This event is free and open to all.
The Stutsman County Human Rights Coalition, in partnership with the Jamestown Arts Center, are co-sponsoring the North Dakota Human Rights Art Exhibit opening on December 7 th from 6- 8 pm at the Arts Center in Jamestown. Writers Rhonda Gilbertson and Katie Ryan-Anderson will lead a panel discussion on the role of art in advocating for human rights. Hot Chocolate and treats will be served. The exhibit runs through January 6th. In addition, on December 12 th at 7 pm, there will be a free screening of the film “1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture.” This film tells the story of how in 1946 an erroneous translation of the term “homosexual” in the Bible has been weaponized against the LGBTQIA+ community. Both events are free, open to all, and part of the 2023 North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival. The festival is a project of The Human Family, a North Dakota based organization with the mission to celebrate and amplify the courageous voices of filmmakers and artists, bringing awareness to human rights, civil rights, or social justice issues.
Andrew Berkey, Operations Manager at Jamestown Area Ambulance- Ringdahl EMS, will be speaking about EMS services in rural areas, supporting emergency service providers and employees. Andrew is the recipient of the 2023 North Dakota EMS Association Media Award. He "brings awareness to the community using creative media techniques about important issues facing EMS." (Steve Urness, News Dakota, April 17, 2023). Andrew will be joined by Jerry Bergquist, former Stutsman County Emergency Manager/9-1-1 Coordinator. Jerry will share the history of 9-1-1 dispatch services, including its origins in the 1980s and recent technological updates
The Stutsman County Human Rights Coalition will host two showings of the documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on October 12 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at The Arts Center in Jamestown. This event is free an open to the public. The 2pm showing will include popcorn, soda pop and water for free-will donation.
Please join us for our annual membership meeting, September 14th, 2023 at 6:00 PM at The Arts Center in Jamestown. Come meet your board of directors and hear about this year's past events. Consider running for a board position yourself! Positions available are Vice Chair, Secretary and Board Member at Large. Pizza, pop, water and treats will be served.
Please join the Stutsman County Human Rights Coalition as they award the First Annual Mary Smith Award at the Arts Park on July 6th, 2023 at around 5:00 PM. This award is given to a Jamestown community member who has advocated for making Jamestown a better place for all people. The award is given in honor of SCHRC former board member, Mary Smith, who gained her wings on August 3, 2022. There will be music on the stage and we encourage everyone to get up and dance! We know Mary will be dancing, too!
Fargo Human Rights Commission hosting forum on impacts of new state transgender laws: “The Fargo Human Rights Commission will hold an informational forum on the 2023 North Dakota legislative session after the state Legislature passed multiple bills targeting transgender students. The forum, which will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 in the Community Room of the downtown Main Library, 101 4th St. N., will explore the legislation's impact on the LGBTQ+ community and discuss"where we go from here," according to a press release from the city of Fargo.
Native American/Indigenous Community Engagement Don L. Hunter Parisien Jr., is the Tribal Health Liaison in the ND Health Equity Office. He has 15+ years in healthcare and public health, health administration and health delivery systems with an emphasis on eliminating health disparities.
Green Dot is a non-violence bystander intervention program that draws upon evidence-based strategies to minimize specific forms of power-based violence. This session will provide an overview of the small ways community members can make a big difference in protecting the rights of everyone to thrive in violence-free spaces. Attendees will learn what green dots are and how they can perform them in their own communities, and more information will be available to anyone who wants to become further involved in Green Dot by attending more in-depth training sessions. Dr. Baughman is also a member of the Valley City Green Dot organization. Their website is at https://www.vcgreendot.com/
AARP North Dakota representatives will provide an update on legislative work being done on behalf of those 50-plus here in North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Arts Center, downtown Jamestown, ND. The 68th Legislative Assembly is currently in session in Bismarck. Legislation affecting prescription drugs, home and community-based services, fraud and consumer protections, pensions and more are expected to be introduced this session. Josh Askvig, State Director, will share how you can help affect change as the legislature approaches the halfway mark in the session. In addition, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network resources will be provided to help protect you and your families from frauds and scams. The public is invited to attend. This event is free and open to all. For more information call: 701-269-7662
From the Executive Committee of the Stutsman County Human Rights Coalition: We condemn the violence perpetrated by Hamas against innocent Israeli citizens on October 7th, 2023, and support the peaceful release of all hostages held in Gaza. We condemn acts of antisemitism and islamophobia here in the United States, and support the peaceful practice of religion guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. We urge all persons to respect the faith of others as they express their anger and grief. We condemn the ongoing and indiscriminate violence between the Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas fighters that has resulted in the death of thousands of Palestinian civilians of various faiths and causing injury and the wide spread destruction of property in Gaza. We support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza by all parties, and the distribution of humanitarian aid to civilians, hospitals and public health facilities. We support the restoration of civil order and services for the people who must live in Gaza. We support international diplomatic efforts to create and sustain a just peace between Jewish and Palestinian peoples who live in the Middle East.Read More