The Moral Courage Project is a collaboration between the University of Dayton Human Rights Center and PROOF: Media for Social Justice that strives to shift debate and shape narrative by centering the accounts of individuals and communities with first-hand experiences of divisive issues. Moral Courage Radio is the podcast platform that accompanies our work in other media, which includes traveling exhibits, interactive websites, and print materials. Season One of Moral Courage Radio launched in 2017 as "Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame" and chronicles the first-hand experiences of those who witnessed and shaped the 2014 Ferguson Uprising that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. Season Two, "America the Borderland," documents frontline defenders on the US-Mexico border, in El Paso, Texas, and was released in Spring 2018. Beginning March 2021, our third season features Water Warriors, fighting for access to clean and affordable water in Flint, Detroit, Applachia.
Trailer - Poison and Power: The Fight for Water
This is the trailer for the third season of Moral Courage Radio, "Poison and Power: The Fight for Water."
Lighting the Way - America the Borderland
In the final episode of our season, we hear from fronterizas who show us the way forward -- as a nation -- by committing to what's right, fighting for what they believe in, and making a difference in their community.
Building to Breathe Free - America the Borderland
As we lurch from crisis to crisis and headline to headline, organizers and activists on the US-Mexico border dig in with a long-term strategy to build a foundation that supports the dignity and consciousness of immigrant communities.
Hugs Not Walls - America the Borderland
At Hugs Not Walls, families separated by border policies get three minutes to reunite, embrace, and then return to their sides and their lives apart.
Radical Welcome - America the Borderland
In this episode, we learn from community leaders on the US-Mexico border who express their faith in public by living in solidarity with the poor and the migrant.
Motherland of Exiles - America the Borderland
This episode documents ways in which the border interrupts love and human connection, while also making it necessary for people to rethink and reform what it means to be a part of a family.