“Many People, Many Voices, One City”
Human Relations Council Commission
poster designed by Mira Holifield
Before the village became a town
after the city’s retroactive founding date.
Before railroads were in place
after many of the streets were named
before the ground beneath our feet, became bedrock… to innovative discovery.
Emancipated redlining cut across hearts, possibility, worth, liberty, and the Great Miami.
Shackled voices and stitched eyes of the migrated
took lasting scars and absorbed a century of discriminatory governance.
Gnarled hands wo-ve a tapestry of human redemption and dignity,
with visible threads of accountability
soul wisdom, embroider strength, vitality, and the living word
into policy that eradicates the normality of disparity.
The never-ending fight for equality can be expedited
beyond the harsh reality of slow change.
Reimagine inclusion through the vision, values, and mission
of the Human Relations Council!
tell your story
unify in equity
One City, Dayton’s HRC!