Dayton residents are encouraged to post images of inspiration and hope on social media to participate in the new “Many People. Many Voices. One City.” multi-media campaign launched by the Dayton Human Relations Council.
Tagging posts with “@daytonhrc” will help the campaign grow. Starting Friday, Oct. 30, participants may pick up a free campaign t-shirt at the HRC offices (371 W. Second St., #100) to show in their images.
In light of the racial and social unrest happening throughout the nation, Human Relations Council is embarking on this campaign. Launching citywide, the multi-faceted campaign will include media articles, recorded personal testimonials, and community challenges to join the movement.
“National and local events have highlighted the importance of our work and the significant challenges we have to overcome as a community to ensure fairness and equity for all. We live in a time of great opportunities and challenges, and both require action that respects the civil and human rights of all our residents,” said Erica Fields, HRC executive director.
Vignettes featuring testimonials of individuals (across race, religion, age, gender, and various community sectors) who, through the help of or belief in the HRC, will highlight how we are one step closer to helping meet the mission of creating a culture of fair treatment and equal access to opportunities.
“Many People. May Voices. One City. speaks to who we are as a people and the ways in which we can understand each other, despite our differences. It also speaks to the vastness of the human condition, and the many ways in which we might be a more just and compassionate world. The strength of our city lies in the diversity of its citizens,” said Fields.
The campaign seeks not only to reintroduce the vision, mission, and values of the HRC to the community but also to underscore and reinforce the importance of building community pride and a welcoming and inclusive city for the many different people and voices that call Dayton home.
For over 50 years, the HRC has led the charge to enforce Dayton’s anti-discrimination ordinances, to provide business and technical assistance for minority, women, and small disadvantaged businesses, to administer community relations initiatives that educate residents on their civil and human rights, and to promote positive intergroup relationships.
For more information or to get involved, please contact the Human Relations Council at 937-333-1403.