Jared Dominic Marsh
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During my time researching human rights cities and how to establish Dayton as a human rights city, I learned the importance of collaboration and practicality. This is evident in the SDGs with the broad goals but paired with practical targets. When you take the practical targets and work with local partners to align the targets with their needs I think you have an improved chance of being successful. The people and planet are the most important factors, in my opinion, so we must start using language and mechanisms that are tangible for all. I have learned that without institutional and systemic change these unjust systems are unlikely to change. This is why we need a top down approach. Without the will of local individuals initiatives are likely to fail. Bottom up approaches allow initiatives to be locally relevant and effective.
Tony Neil Talbott
Primary Advisor's Department
Human Rights Center
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences, Human Rights Center
"Dayton and Sustainable Development Goal 16" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 2051.