Living Wage in Dayton: Human Rights for Whom?

Living Wage in Dayton: Human Rights for Whom?



Kinsleigh A. Jones, Ahmi' Moore, Christianna J. Surratt


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HRS 200



The purpose of this HRS200 Project is to explore the way in which advocacy work has been done in Dayton, and its surrounding areas, through the concept of Living Wage. Our group is looking to examine the way that administrative assistants, technical staff, and others advocate for their needs, especially in regard to the concept of living wage. The presentation that our group is doing seeks to highlight the research that we have completed for our HRS200 class. We have found material in the Dayton’s City Commission records and the University of Dayton’s Archive files. This research sheds light on Universal Human Rights issues 23 through 25 as well as the UN Global Goals one (No Poverty), three ( Health and Well-Being ), and eight (Decent Work and Economic Growth) . Furthermore, this research is important to our team, our community, and our course because it showcases the way in which worker and economic rights intersect with human rights. A living wage is the foundation to sustain what’s at the base of the UDHR-- free expression, dignity, and liberties that all humans are entitled to. Per our research we have found many connections between human rights and economic justice that the living wage exemplifies.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Caroline Anne Waldron

Primary Advisor's Department



Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality; Decent Work and Economic Growth

Living Wage in Dayton: Human Rights for Whom?