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SDGs and human rights articles helped me see local issues and solutions with a global lens. I realized Dayton is not exempt from human rights issues that affect cities over the world. I learned that, locally, most issues disproportionately affect African Americans. Also, documentation about an issue increases the likelihood of government action. It seems that Dayton officials and organizations are taking steps to improve local health issues, but there is still a lot of work to do. I think the SDG goals can be a useful framework to continue this work.
Tony Neil Talbott
Primary Advisor's Department
Human Rights Center
Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences, Human Rights Center
"Bringing International Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals to Dayton: A Closer Look at the Opioid Crisis & SDG Target 3.5" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 2056.