The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund for Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights

The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund for Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights is an annual event devoted to the discussion and debate of local, regional, national, and global human rights issues and concerns.

Voting Rights and Access

This AY 2019-2020 the programming is focused on voting rights and access. The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund planning committee is working in partnership with the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign to promote their shift to virtual rally and educational events.

The following sites serve to connect the Miami community with these opportunities:

Event Details


Monday, April 20, 2020

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The Poor People’s Campaign

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation. You can join the Poor People’s Campaign in your state!

The People’s Forum

We are a movement incubator for working-class and marginalized communities to build unity across historic lines of division at home and abroad. We are an accessible educational and cultural space that nurtures the next generation of visionaries and organizers who believe that through collective action a new world is possible. The People’s Forum is convening a recurring online space to hear and discuss current analysis and reports from leaders of people’s movements and organizations in the US and across the world. Anyone can join the talks virtually via livestream.

Webinar (recorded)

The People's Response to the Crisis: A Social, Political, and Economic Analysis

Virtual events currently open

Other resources


The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund for Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights and in partnership with the Center for American and World Cultures and a variety of Miami University departments/programs, and community organizations.

Accessibility Statement

To request accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreters, captioning, materials in alternative format, etc.), please contact the Miller Center for Student Disability Services at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD), at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services. For more information about accessible parking and other facilities, visit the Parking and Transportation website.


For co-curricular connections and more information about this program, please contact: Jacqueline Daugherty (, PhD, CSE | Chair, The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights Program, planning committee; and Acting Director, Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation.

Give a Gift

Please consider showing support for this fund by giving a gift.

Past Program Topics and Speakers

2019| Protect the Vote: Voter Suppression and Rights in 2020, lecture | Camille Wimbish, Election Administration Director, Ohio Voice.

2018 | 21st Century Indian Rights: Interrupting the Dominant Narrative, lecture | Judith LeBlanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance and Roddenberry Fellow.

2017 | Legacies of loss: Intergenerational Trauma, Coming Together to Build Resistance, lecture | Laura van Dernoot, Director and Founder, The Trauma Stewardship Institute.

2016 | Eradicating the School to Prison Pipeline, lecture | Judith Browne Dianis, co-director, Advancement Project.
Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Call to Action, panel | Judith Browne Dianis, co-director, Advancement Project, panel moderator.

2015 | Our government is broken because the system is fixed: Creating a real democracy movement, lecture | Greg Coleridge, Director, Justice and Empowerment Program, Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee.

2014 | Working Across Race and Age: Building an Inter-generational, Multi-racial Movement, workshops on community organizing | Pam McMichael, Highlander Research and Education Center.
Social Justice Organizing and the Continuing Business of Freedom Summer, lecture | Pam McMichael, Highlander Research and Education Center.

2013 | We the People Not the Corporations, lecture | David Cobb, National Projects Director, Democracy Unlimited.
Implications of Corporate Personhood in Ohio, roundtable discussion with local activists led by Greg Coleridge, American Friends Service Committee.

2012 | Media and Democracy in the Upcoming Upheaval, lecture | Robert McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Media and Democracy, symposium | Robert McChesney & Jared Ball, associate professor, Department of Communication, Morgan State University and columnist for

2011 | Environmental Justice and the Green-Collar Economy, lecture | Van Jones, civil rights activist; founder of Green for All, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Color of Change -non-profits organizations.
Economic Practice as Environmental Activism: New Directions in Activism, symposium.