About Us

Our Mission
The Institute for Diversity and Civic Life is a non-profit organization with a mission to create more inclusive public spaces through storytelling, research, and education.

Our Vision: Telling Stories, Building Bridges

IDCL is on a mission to expand civic imaginations and build bridges across differences through storytelling, research, and education. Our programs harness the power of stories to transform. We create platforms to amplify underrepresented voices, empower Texans to tell their stories on their own terms and in more nuanced ways, and diversify the historical record. Our programs bridge academic and public conversations, cultivate conversations about belonging and recognition, and facilitate collaboration across communities.

Our work is also rooted in commitments to anti-oppression and anti-racism. You can read more about this approach here.