Spring 2018 Highlights

The first half of 2018 has been a whirlwind of activity at the center. Here's a highlight of our Spring semester activities, research and programming.

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Advertising versus/and Human Rights

Amanda Dee went to Ferguson, Missouri in 2016, two years after the death of Michael Brown, with the Moral Courage Project and was associate producer for the Ferguson Voices podcast. The Ferguson Voices website, designed by TOKY Branding + Design, won an American Advertising Awards national silver ADDY®.

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Moral Courage Project: Reflections from El Paso

In an op-ed published June 5 in Flyer News, Mary McLoughlin reflects on her time in El Paso, Texas, documenting the experience of the US-Mexican border in an attempt to disrupt the current narratives around immigration and humanize contentious issues.

Human Rights

Human Rights Champion

Shelley Inglis will bring 15 years of United Nations' human rights experience to the University of Dayton when she begins her position as the Human Rights Center's executive director Aug. 16.

Summer 2018

Human Rights in Malawi

In collaboration with Determined to Develop, our programs train future human rights advocates and professionals through applied research in Chilumba, Malawi

The Moral Courage Project: El Paso, Texas

The project develops multi-platform, multi-media products that utilize audio recording, photography, music, and writing to bring advocacy stories to life.

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Curran Renzetti Scholarship

This scholarship supports students who wish to travel internationally in specific university-sponsored programs.

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Graduate/Law Summer Grants

This grant supports students to conduct research or advocacy projects around UN Global Compact and SDGs.

Our Work

Transnational Advocacy on Sexualized Violence

Understanding the contested narratives and power dynamics at work within transnational advocacy to improve advocacy strategies and international response on this issue.

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Immigration and Refugees

Our work to facilitate the integration of immigrants and refugees in the Dayton in collaboration with local organizations and leaders.

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Nonviolence Initiatives

We investigate sources of violence and recommend effective and enforceable solutions in areas of human trafficking, racism, crime and gun violence.

Moral Courage

Ferguson Voices

The people of Ferguson have a story to tell – and one that the majority of us have not heard or fully understood. A product of the Moral Courage Project, Ferguson Voices a website, exhibit, and a podcast.

STOP Report 2017

STOP provided more than 1700 students, educators, and community members with resources to combat modern-day slavery.


SPHR 2017

The Social Practice of Human Rights SPHR

SPHR17 explored challenges to advocacy posed by racism, xenophobia, and what Pope Francis has termed "the globalization of indifference."

Scholar-Practitioners in Residence

The Center hosts visiting researchers and advocates from around the world, and gives them time and resources to reflect on their work, write, teach and speak.

Romero Award

Blessed Oscar Romero Human Rights Award

This award honors an individual or organization whose work has contributed significantly to the alleviation of human suffering.

OpenGlobalRights Series

  • Fighting for indigenous rights in the Trump era.
     Tereza M. Szeghi
    Read in English | Español 

  • When sexual harassment is reframed as gender-based violence and a human rights violation, rather than just “bad behavior”, it changes the possibilities around responsibility and recourse.  
    — Sarah Davila-Ruhaak 
    Read in English | Español | Français

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In the news

 Dayton Daily News

An alleged human trafficking case in Dayton happened in an unusual place, ‘literally in plain sight’
June 15, 2018
Tony Talbott, Abolition Ohio

Flyer News

Moral Courage Project: Section Editor Reflects on Lessons from El Paso
June 5, 2018
Moral Courage Project

 WDTN-TV/Channel 2

Trump Says He Wants '3rd Option' on Immigration
June 19, 2018
Joel R. Pruce, Human Rights Center Faculty Research Fellow

Local Expert Weighs-in on Trump's Mention of Otto Warmbier at Summit
June 12, 2018
Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center

UN Calls on US to Stop Separating Children at Border
June 6, 2018
Miranda Hallett, Human Rights Center Faculty Research Fellow

HRC in the News

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