Denisha Jenkins is an experienced storyteller, and she uses stories to foster inclusivity in the workplace.
How African American history in Austin remains relatively unrecognized—by Chase Bartlett
Part I of our series that looks into the lives of IDCL’s Board Members and how they are making the Austin community a more equitable place.
by Chase Bartlett
How to form positive identity without excluding others—by Chase Bartlett
By Indira Bridges In light of the current state of aggression towards immigrants (especially those of color) in our nation, skepticism and uncertainty remains high over the citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census. In June, the Supreme Court ordered to temporarily block the Trump administration’s petition to include a citizenship question on the census. … Continue reading Texas Diversity Digest: The Power of the Census and Demographic Shifts
by Indira Bridges As a border state, Texas sits front and center to the tragedy that is the refugee-migrant crisis currently impacting our nation. As the recent World Refugee Day reminded us, millions of people across the globe are enduring unprecedented amounts of suffering in their home nations, leaving them with no option but to … Continue reading Texas Diversity Digest: Humanizing the Migrant Crisis
By Indira Bridges Every June the LGBTQ+ community and its allies come together to partake in Pride Month, a time dedicated to uplifting and celebrating queer identities. Through all the festivities, gatherings and rallies, Pride constructs an identity-affirming space giving a voice and platform to the achievements, everyday struggles, and inequalities LGBTQ+ people in America … Continue reading Texas Diversity Digest: Following the State of LGBTQ+ Rights
We’re happy to announce the launch of a new oral history initiative– Muslim Voices in Texas-- a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin Department of Religious Studies. Texas is home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the country, along with many national and global centers of contemporary Muslim thought. Muslim communities … Continue reading Muslim Voices in Texas
Next week marks the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In 2013, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 1501, which requires Texas public schools to commemorate September 11 with a moment of silence and statement to remember and reflect upon the lives lost. For adults, September 11 is a date … Continue reading Remembering Sept 11: A Curriculum Guide for Texas Public School Teachers