America the Borderland is the second body of work by the Moral Courage Project. Following our first iteration in Ferguson, Missouri, we assembled a new team of undergraduate students to address the persistent debate around immigration by traveling to the US-Mexico border to hear from people on the front-lines, in their own words and their own voices. Learn about our team here.

In addition to this website, America the Borderland is a podcast, a zine, and a traveling exhibit available to host on college campuses, community centers, public libraries, and other accessible spaces. For more information about the exhibit, please click here.

The Moral Courage Project is a program of the University of Dayton Human Rights Center in collaboration with PROOF: Media for Social Justice that aims to tell the stories of “upstanders” (those who refuse to be bystanders), and identify and celebrate individuals who take risks to make important contributions in their communities during moments of crisis. In all communities, there are individuals who stand up on behalf of others in danger, regardless of the risk. These people embody moral courage, yet are often left out of history. The project trains students to take testimony and engage in human rights storytelling. These skills coupled with the opportunity to conduct fieldwork provide students with invaluable and transformative experiences.

The Moral Courage Project develops multi-platform, multi-media products that utilize audio recording, photography, music, and writing to bring stories to life.