Utilizing his executive powers, one of President Trump’s first actions denied entry into the U.S. to individuals from seven different countries. This action immediately set into motion many relief efforts undertaken by attorneys around the nation and showcased lawyers’ work on high impact cases through suits brought by organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union. While the media attention focused on these efforts in coastal cities at international airports, cities in the interior United States struggled to gather resources and effectively provide legal assistance to affected individuals. The participatory action research (PAR) model emerges as a means to bridge the gap between the Ivory Tower and the surrounding community to optimize resources. Through use of PAR, the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law’s Human Rights Advocacy Program clinics and engaged the surrounding community in a way that could be replicated in other communities.
Trucios-Haynes, Enid and Michael, Mariana, "Mobilizing a community: The effect of President Trump's Executive Orders on the country's interior" (2018). Faculty Scholarship. 696.