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UND professor of law, Margaret Moore Jackson to participate in High Plains Fair Housing Center panel discussion

UND professor of law, Margaret Moore Jackson will participate in a panel discussion this Thursday, April 22.

The High Plains Fair Housing Center will present the film, Jim Crow of the North followed by a panel discussion with Professor Jackson and High Plains Fair Housing Center president, Courtney Souvannasacd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 

About this Event

April is Fair Housing Month and this year we mark the 53rd Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with an online watch party and panel discussion. Join us at 6:30 to watch a Minnesota Experience Original , ‘Jim Crow of the North’. The film shows 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.After the online film showing, we will be joined by High Plains FHC Co-founder, Dr. Margaret Jackson and current High Plains FHC Board President, Courtney Davis to discuss parts of the film, discuss what housing discrimination in ND looks like today and how you can get involved to end housing discrimination In North Dakota.The film can be watched in advance here: description from the website: “Why does Minnesota suffer through some of the worst racial disparities in the nation? The team behind Mapping Prejudice looks to answer that question by examining the history of the spread of racist, restrictive real estate covenants in the early 20th century. 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.”

Meet our Panelists!

Margaret Moore Jackson is a Professor of Law at University of North Dakota and co-founder of High Plains Fair Housing Center. Her teaching and scholarship focus primarily on the areas of fair housing, equal employment opportunity, and legal education. She teaches Civil Pretrial Practice, Evidence, Employment Discrimination, and Housing Discrimination.

Courtney Davis Souvannasacd is High Plains FHC’s Board President a well as an outreach coordinator with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.Among her responsibilities in this position, Courtney serves as a communications liaison between grant project leadership, researchers, funders, partners, and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) urban centers and tribal stakeholders. She is responsible for outreach, engagement, and recruitment of AI/AN/NH urban centers and tribal Title VI programs and serves as a resource person for AI/AN/NH aging issues for both tribal and urban populations.Prior to joining the CRH, Courtney was a program coordinator for American Indian Student Services and the Native American Program liaison for the Grand Forks Public School District. She serves on the UND Indians into Medicine Tribal Advisory Board, High Plains Fair Housing Board, and the North Dakota Superintendent’s Family Engagement Cabinet. She was a UND Grand Challenges Helping Rural Communities – Solving Health and Social Problems seed grant awardee and involved in the city of Grand Forks Indigenous Peoples Day resolution.Originally from Belcourt, North Dakota, Courtney attended Turtle Mountain Community College and UND. She earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Studies and a graduate certificate in Learning Analytics.

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