Frederick Edwards to receive Hometown Hero award at Dem-NPL Dinner featuring keynote speaker Governor Walz

Fargo, ND – Local motivational speaker Frederick Edwards will receive the Hometown Hero Award at the 13th Annual Democratic-NPL Burdick Dinner. The dinner will feature keynote speaker, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Four & Four in Fargo.

Edwards is the founder of FredsDissonance and currently operates Umoja Writing Workshops, 16-week leadership programs in the F-M area. This 16-week workshop has created a sustainable pipeline to professions for youth instead of prisons. He is passionate about helping others find their inner greatness and potential. He has spoken to hundreds of college, high school, and middle school students. Edwards provides testimonies and stories of struggle and resiliency.

State Representative Hamida Dakane (D-Fargo) remarked, “Fred’s attributes of visionary leadership, empathy, collaboration, strong advocacy, and inspirational role modeling make him an exceptional individual whose contributions enrich the discourse around policy-making, community engagement, and the pursuit of a more equitable society. His narrative serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to follow in his footsteps and work towards a brighter future for North Dakota and the nation as a whole. He deserves the award and more.”

Tickets to the 13th Annual Democratic-NPL Burdick are available at

November 1, 2023

Laura Dronen
Communications Director
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