What’s Wrong Wednesday: Local Human Rights Festival Forgets Disability Rights

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival opens Monday, November 13 at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. Individuals may view the work in the exhibition Monday through Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The exhibition will be at the Spirit Room through Friday, January 5, 2018. An Artist Reception and Festival Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 18 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Although the Spirit Room is located in an historic building, it is not an accessible art venue for a human rights arts and awards venue (there is no way for someone with a mobility disability to attend or participated in the art venues).  This is especially troubling when it is an human rights festival.

Support for the festival comes from: the Fargo Human Relations Commission; the Fargo Native American Commission; African Promoting Human Rights & Social Justice in North Dakota; The Human Family Soul, American Heart; Park Co. Realtors; Bell Bank; Himalayan Yak; Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Kensie Wallner Photography; iPitch.tv; Moorhead Massage and Wellness; and the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

(image description:  the picture shows the front of the Spirit Room building.  The building is painted beige and there is a big blue sight on the building that says Spirit Room. Next to the Spirit Room is the Moxie Java and Swanson Health Products)