Nine oral histories featuring local human rights advocates now are available through ScholarWorks. The interviews were part of the semester-long work of the university foundations class, Foundations of Ethics and Diversity: Building Community in a “Post-Truth” World, taught by associate professor Elizabeth Ramsey.
The class focused on managing the use of information systems to counter disinformation/misinformation, constructing dialogues with diverse populations, and preparing students to advocate for those who are marginalized and/or oppressed. Students in the class interviewed people who have acted as human rights advocates to better understand their ethical motivations, the barriers they encountered and the effects of their work on their local community.
The collection of interviews includes Greg Martinez, director of TRIO programs at Boise State, Jill Gill, director of the Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Initiative, and Butch Shotwell, a former counselor at the Idaho Department of Correction.
Link to the collection: https://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/uf200_humanrights/