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Ferguson Voices

The University of Dayton's Human Rights Center and PROOF: Media for Social Justice are proud to announce the inaugural run of Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame, a photo exhibit open from January 17 - February 3, 2017 at the Roesch Library first-floor Gallery on the University of Dayton campus.

Ferguson Voices emerges from the work of the Moral Courage Project, a team of UD students and program coordinators that conducted innovative oral history research in Ferguson, Missouri in May 2016. Featuring powerful portraits and compelling audio recordings, the exhibit provides critical texture to the story of Ferguson by focusing on profiles that fracture the dominant narrative. Ferguson Voices highlights the contributions of average people who found the courage to stand up during moments of unrest.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The exhibit and events are free and open to the public. 

Opening Reception
4 - 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20
Jimmie Briggs, activist, author, and Moral Courage Project co-coordinator, will join.

Film screening and dialogue: "P.S. I Can't Breathe”
6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26
Roesch Library first-floor Collab
A raw, uncensored glimpse into the Millions March NYC that called attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Protesters describe the depths of hurt and anger in the community, along with their hope for justice and suggestions for solutions to inspire the change many wish to see. Dialogue facilitated by staff and graduate students from the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Upstander Workshop: Responding to Crisis
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31
Roesch Library first-floor Collab
An interactive program focused on how we, in our everyday lives, can address aggression and discrimination--in the classroom, the locker room, or the dorm room; at the gym, the dining hall or a house party. How should we react, to stand up for what's right, especially when it's hard? Leora Kahn, executive director of PROOF and Moral Courage Project co-coordinator, will assist in facilitation along with members of the UD community

Presented by the Human Rights Center in partnership with PROOF: Media for Social Justice, the College of Arts and Sciences, University Libraries, the MLK Week Planning Committee, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact Joel Pruce at

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