Community & Campus Partnerships

    Latino Americans: 500 Years of History at the University of Dayton is a collaborative initiative, building on the diverse strengths of the entire University and the Dayton-area civic, educational and cultural community.

    Dayton Human Relations Council (HRC)

    Established by the City of Dayton in 1962, the HRC enforces civil rights; provides business and technical assistance to minority-owned, woman-owned and small disadvantaged businesses; and administers community relations initiatives that promote and maintain peace, goodwill and harmony. The Latino Americans program series will be enhanced by Welcome Dayton, an HRC community initiative that promotes the integration of immigrants into the greater Dayton community.

    Dayton Metro Library

    The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves and each other. Within the branches and beyond the walls, they are advocates for exploration; champions of literacy; and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion and positive change.


    ThinkTV is the public broadcasting and media corporation for southwest Ohio. ThinkTV is the most widely used nonprofit educational, cultural and informational resource in the greater Dayton community with more than 750,000 viewers each week.

    Rights. Rites. Writes.

    "Rites. Rights. Writes." is a university-wide exploration of the influence of the arts across the multiple dimensions and discourse communities of our lives. It was inspired in 2013 by the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and the compelling challenges of advancing global human rights in the 21st century. This year, "Rites. Rights. Writes." will give us the opportunity to reflect on multiple topics inherent in Prokofiev's ballet version of the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.


    Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.


    Katy Kelly

    Roesch Library 105D