Diversity

Mark Kennedy Tells Colorado Crowd That Is He “Fully Committed To Diversity”

UND President is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president

DENVER, CO (FOX 31 Denver)  — UND President Mark Kennedy told a forum in Colorado that he is “fully committed to diversity”. Kennedy is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president. The controversial pick to be CU’s next president has been criticized for his conservative voting record, and history of jumping from…

Educators Learn About Improving Students’ Well-Being at Healthy Schools Summit

There were activities that help educators understand the emotions students go through

FARGO, N.D. — Being healthy is about so much more than just the physical. At the Healthy Schools Summit, educators learn about improving students’ well–being. The theme of the summit is “Head to Toe, Inside and Out: Educating the Whole Child.” Educators learn about everything from grant writing to vaping to physical activity. “We have had an increase in vaping and getting…

Cultural Diversity Resources Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The group was founded in 1994 to serve as a multicultural bridge in the metro

FARGO, N.D. — A group acting as a multi–cultural bridge to New Americans in the metro celebrates its 25th anniversary. Cultural Diversity Resources offered snacks and information about their services and programs as part of an Open House Wednesday. The organization helps people adjust to their new life in the United States while educating others about new cultures. After it was…

Photo Exhibit Celebrates Diversity in F-M Area

It's considered the local version of "Humans of New York"

FARGO, N.D. — You may have heard of the “Humans of New York” project, and there’s actually a version for the Fargo–Moorhead area. A new photo exhibit at the Fargo Public Library downtown showcases people from around the world who now live in the Red River Valley. The community photo project called “The World in Fargo–Moorhead” is made up entirely of…

Pride in the Park Brings Community Together

People say attendees come from all walks of life

FARGO, N.D. — F–M Pride is in full swing, and Pride in the Park brings the community together ahead of Sunday’s parade. “There’s so many different people from every walk of life,” Isabelle Nikle, an attendee said. “It’s not even just LBGT+ people here. It’s just nice to be yourself. It’s not a part we get to share too often. It’s…

Fargo South Students Present Multicultural Day Program to Elementary Schoolers

Students rotated through sessions to learn about different cultures

FARGO, N.D. — Immigrant students from Fargo South High School brought elementary schoolers a taste of their native cultures during Multicultural Day. Immigrants and their peer mentors in the English Learner program put on presentations about cultural holidays, clothing, and languages. Elementary students rotated through different sessions that highlighted countries from around the world. Abdi Hakim, one of the presenters, came…

MSUM Students Celebrate Black Culture

A 'Black Lives Matter' banquet showcases art and performarnces

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Black Student Union at MSUM held a Black Lives Matter banquet to showcase art and performances. “After the whole Black Lives Matter thing started and became more on our campus, we wanted to do a banquet that’s more lighthearted and not so serious compared to some of the other events that we have,” said Lillie Jones, BSU…

Walmart Holds Food Drive for MLK50 Acts of Service

Donations will go to the New Life Center and YWCA

FARGO, N.D. — Walmart is asking customers to donate food as part of “MLK50 Acts of Service.” The food drive will run through April 4. There is a donation box at the entrance of the Walmart on 13th Ave. People can donate non–perishable food, and donations will go to the New Life Center and YWCA. Organizers say they wanted the drive…

Arlette Preston Announces Candidacy for Fargo City Commission

She was on the commission 18 years ago

FARGO, N.D. —  A Fargo woman who was on the city commission 18 years ago is running for a seat again. Arlette Preston announced her candidacy Tuesday morning. The former school board member and one–time candidate for mayor of Fargo says the city is at a crucial turning point with a growing population and increasing influence. Preston wants to focus on…

North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival Spotlights Local Artists Pushing for Positive Change

Try to put yourself in someone else's shoes

FARGO, ND — The first North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is happening in Fargo. Local artists have the chance to express their opinions, struggles and experiences in a creative platform. Trying to put yourself in someone else’s shoes is sometimes easier said than done. “People see what it’s like for people like us,” said Joe Larson, who…