© 2022 Cincinnati Public Radio
Connecting You to a World of Ideas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

UD's 'America The Borderland' Shines Light On Human Rights Defenders At The Border

america the borderland
Courtesy University of Dayton
UD students and faculty conducted interviews in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for the America the Borderland project.

This week, the University of Dayton Human Rights Center will unveil "America the Borderland," an exhibit by the center's Moral Courage Project designed to shine a light on human rights defenders at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A team of UD undergraduate students and faculty traveled to El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, for two weeks last May to conduct interviews with community leaders, faith leaders, advocates and organizers in an effort to learn what makes them commit themselves to their work.

Joining Cincinnati Edition from the University of Dayton to discuss the project are Human Rights Center (@udhumanrights) Executive Director Shelley Inglis (@inglis_shelley); Assistant Professor of human rights and Coordinator of The Moral Courage Project at UD, Dr. Joel Pruce (@profpruce). His book, The Mass Appeal of Human Rights, details the evolution of human rights into a mainstream moral cause. And UD third-year Political Science major Rachel Carr, who was a member of the Moral Courage Project team that conducted field work on the US-Mexico boarder.

"America the Borderland" will premiere during a free, public reception from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Keller Hall atrium on the University of Dayton campus.

Never miss an episode of Cincinnati Edition by subscribing to our podcast on your favorite provider. And if you have a chance, please rate, review and share with friends: 

Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.