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Human Rights January 22, 2020
Keeping Vigil: Reflections on Human Rights at the Border
Reflections on the annual Human Rights Day Vigil held at Butler County Correctional Facility and what you can do to take action to help address current United States immigration policy.
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Sustainability January 21, 2020
Brecha: Marie Curie fellowship with Climate Analytics a hands-on experience around the world
The year 2015 was remarkable for the series of agreements and pronouncements related to sustainability. First came Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ released with great expectation and fanfare in June. Reaching out to an audience far beyond the Catholic Church, the Pope set a tone for thinking about sustainability in a holistic way and as a moral imperative. At then end of 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was agreed to by United Nations members. Finally, the U.N. Paris Agreement was approved by nearly all members, with the goal of limiting and avoiding damages due to climate change.
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Sustainability January 17, 2020
2020 MVRPC Miami Valley Climate Change Seminar is Feb. 24
The 2020 Miami Valley Climate Change Seminar will include speakers from The Climate Reality Project, the Miami Conservancy District and Ohio State University. Registration is free. The Feb. 24 event, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Dayton Realtors building at 1515 S. Main St, is presented by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.
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Human Rights January 10, 2020
University of Dayton submits its first Communication on Engagement for the Global Compact

Check out UD's first Communication on Engagement to the UN's Global Compact detailing how we are promoting human rights and sustainable across all the work of the University.

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Human Rights January 03, 2020
Going Against the Grain: Human Rights and Working for Change
As we begin 2020, we're looking back on the innovations and new approaches in human rights work that emerged during SPHR 2019. Allison Corkery and Nicola Browne share takeaways from the conference.
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Sustainability January 03, 2020
Jan. 31 Gilvary Symposium to explore the Green New Deal in the Rust Belt

University of Dayton students, staff and faculty and surrounding community members are invited to attend a Jan. 31 symposium on the Green New Deal. The 2020 Gilvary Symposium sponsored by the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the University of Dayton School of Law and the UD Human Rights Center is entitled, “Building a Green New Deal in the Rust Belt: Legal, Policy and Democratic Challenges."

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Human Rights December 20, 2019
Three Ways to Celebrate a Conscious Christmas
‘Tis the season to be ethical! Learn how you can celebrate a Conscious Christmas through fair trade products and sustainable practices.
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Human Rights December 13, 2019
Criminal Accountability in Myanmar
The International Court of Justice began hearings this week in a case against Myanmar for its perpetration of genocide of the Rohingya Muslims. As the international community continues to pursue accountability for genocidal acts in Myanmar, it will be important to develop a sustainable, post-conflict judiciary in Myanmar by looking to transitional justice mechanisms in past post-genocide contexts.
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Human Rights December 11, 2019
SPHR19: A Call for Innovation and Creativity in Advocacy
As part of the 2019 Social Practice of Human Rights Conference, the University of Dayton Human Rights Center and OpenGlobalRights collaborated with JustLabs to facilitate creative prototyping workshops around the conference’s three main themes: Eco-Economic Transformation, Technological Transformation, and Social & Political Transformation.
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Human Rights December 05, 2019
Visiting the Traumatic Legacies of War
Ben Schrader, project researcher for the Vietnam Legacies Project, reflects on his recent visit to Viet Nam and humanitarian activism and advocacy related to impacts of the Vietnam War.
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