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Human Rights Commission Meeting Minutes - March 17, 2022

The Regular Meeting of the Human Rights Commission of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2022.

The Human Rights Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Cheryl Schaefle, Matuor Alier, Barry Nelson, Cody Severson (via conference call), Ahmed Shiil, Carolyn Becraft, Jed Locquiao, Nancy Boyle, Sarah Boonstoppel

Absent: Abdiwali Sharif-Abdinasir and Hamida Dakane.

Item 1. Welcome and Introductions
Chair Alier welcomed Members to the meeting and introductions were made.

Item 2. Approve Order of Agenda
Member Becraft moved the Order of Agenda be approved as presented. Second by Member Nelson. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3. Approve Order of Minutes
Member Nelson moved the minutes of the February 17, 2022 Human Rights Commission meeting be approved as presented. Second by Member Boyle. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 4. Public Comment
No public comment was provided.

Item 5. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Discussion
Member Alier said the Human Rights Commission use to organize this event and last year it was arranged by the ND Human Rights Commission. He said he would like to bring it back to the Human Rights Commission.

Member Boyle said there was a conversation back in September about taking back the event in the future and being very intentional with who received the awards. She said she would like to see it come back locally and make it the best it can be.

Member Schaefle moved to table the discussion until Dr. Terry Hogan is present. Second by Shiil. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 6. Legal Karma Update
Member Alier said he was made aware by Xavier, who works for Legal Karma, that the software would not be ready until the end of April. He said once it is ready Xavier will provide a training to the group.

Member Severson said Legal Karma is an organization that assists law firms to create portals for their clients to be able to access documents. He said Legal Karma created a foundational arm that allows them to help non-profits or governmental entities free of charge.

Item 7. Member Nelson said on March 7th the City of Grand Forks officially passed their Hate Crimes Ordinance and he would like to congratulate that City for doing that.

Item 8. No announcements were provided.

Item 9. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 12:23 p.m.