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Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference

The Human Rights Center and the Hanley Sustainability Institute co-sponsored a delegation to the Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference which convened in March 2018 in Washington, D.C. The team included undergraduate and graduate students and staff working on social justice and environmental issues.

The University of Dayton became certified a Fair Trade University in July of 2016 and has committed to fair, ethical, and sustainable sourcing and business practices. Bradley Petrella'18 (International Studies) and Sarah Richard'18 (Mechanical Engineering) shared their experiences during a presentation entitled, “Breaking Down the Silos: Human Rights, Sustainability, and Fair Trade" reflecting on the university’s successes and sharing new tools for institutional and individual advocacy. 

Uniting human rights and sustainability is a key strategic priority of the university. This experiential interdisciplinary opportunity created a cohort of students and staff committed to this vision as they help the university explore what it means to be the University for the Common Good.

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Natalie Hudson, director of the University of Dayton human rights studies program, spoke at the 2018 United Nations Global Citizenship Education Seminar about the role of human rights and global citizenship education in the U.N.'s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, 17 goals to eliminate poverty and achieve human rights for everyone economically, socially and environmentally.
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