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Human Rights September 10, 2020
Ferguson Voices: Building a High School Curriculum
Students Corey Rinella and Megan McCarren join the Human Rights Center team to adapt the Moral Courage Project's Ferguson Voices into a versatile curriculum for grades 9-12. Our goal is to provide an accessible and flexible learning platform for high school students grounded in the open sharing and discussion of our identities, experiences, and biases.
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Human Rights September 07, 2020
Uncovering a Legacy: A Reflection on the History of Peace at UD

The Vietnam Legacies Project explores the impact of the war on UD’s campus. Here, HRC student intern Katie Schreyer shares highlights from her work on this project, including archival finds and interviews with Vietnam-era alumni.

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Human Rights September 03, 2020
In Memory of Jill Parker
In dedication to Jill Parker, we remember her through personal stories, examples of her work, and reflections on her life cut too short.
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Human Rights August 28, 2020
Conscious Consumerism: Shopping ethically in the time of COVID-19
Looking to be a more conscious consumer in our modern shopping industry dominated by online consumption? HRC student interns offer insights, tips and tricks on how to practice ethical shopping by learning more about your favorite brands and shopping small and local.
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Human Rights August 18, 2020
“The Policy Wall:” The covert creation of barriers in U.S. immigration policies

Drawing upon court observations conducted just after the height of the family separation crisis, UDSL alumna Sara French recounts her time along the U.S.-Mexico border and the injustices she observed in immigration court. In this blog post, she argues that the U.S. government has built a policy wall  by  slowly and successfully dismantling the immigration system in the United States, violating international human rights law.

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Human Rights August 04, 2020
From Tragedy to Advocacy: Facing Gun Violence in Our Community
One year after Dayton’s mass shooting, the Human Rights Center and the Center for Social Concern ask what steps have been taken to address gun violence and what more needs to be done. We caution readers that this piece contains content related to gun violence and suicide.
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Human Rights August 03, 2020
Our Response to the Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

As a human rights center at a Catholic, Marianist University, we look to the insights of our theologians for a Catholic social teaching perspective on some of the most concerning conclusions of the Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights.

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Human Rights July 16, 2020
Is it real concern for change or just for the clout?

Social media campaigns like the recent #BlackOutTuesday can boost influencers’ and corporations’ public images, while making little meaningful change. HRS 200 summer student shares her views on social media as a tool for activism, and how we, as activists and brand consumers, can do better.

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Human Rights June 26, 2020
“We Should Do Something:” A Semester in the Era of Coronavirus, Spring 2020 - Part 1

Dr. Caroline Waldron, an historian by trade, shares an unofficial history to document the current moment at the University of Dayton during the COVID-19 shutdown. This series of blogs chronicles her three personal “Aha” moments from engaging in advocacy during Spring 2020. With it, she is practicing the process of COVID-19 reflections that professors have asked students to take during these challenging times.

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Human Rights June 26, 2020
“We Should Do Something:” A Semester in the Era of Coronavirus, Spring 2020 - Part 2

Dr. Caroline Waldron, an historian by trade, shares an unofficial history to document the current moment at the University of Dayton during the COVID-19 shutdown. This series of blogs chronicles her three personal “Aha” moments from engaging in advocacy during Spring 2020. With it, she is practicing the process of COVID-19 reflections that professors have asked students to take during these challenging times.

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