human rights

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Mary Wood-Constable said Saturday was the first time she ever felt concerned enough to protest, demonstrate, or march for a cause.

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While hundreds of thousands are marching Saturday in the Women's March on Washington, thousands are expected to gather in Cincinnati for a "sister march."

The event's Facebook page shows that well over 4,000 people have signed up to say they will be there for the noon rally in Washington Park and the march to City Hall that will follow.

No one knows if all of those people will actually show up, but local organizer Billie Mays said the committee putting on the event is assuming that they will and preparing for a huge crowd in the Over-the-Rhine park.

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The University of Dayton established the nation'’s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998, and created the University of Dayton Human Rights Center in 2013. The University recently named Camilo Pérez-Bustillo as the first executive director of the Center. 

The University of Dayton established the nation’'s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998. The program is intended to produce intellectually adept students who can perform rigorous research and conduct high-quality analysis of critical questions in the area of human rights studies.

The Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, or MARCC, consists of 17 member judicatories, the local, decision-making bodies of national denominations, of diverse faith backgrounds. The organization has been influential in social and human rights issues since the 1960's.