Calling Texan Writers: #ThisTexan Essay Contest

The Institute for Diversity & Civic Life is excited to announce an initiative to share the diverse stories of Texans. Through the #ThisTexan Essay Contest, IDCL aims to provide an opportunity for community members to write about their experiences and thoughts on Texan identity. This contest falls under the wider #ThisTexan campaign for reframing the way … Continue reading Calling Texan Writers: #ThisTexan Essay Contest

Recap: Live Upstander Training

By Zoya Zia On Wednesday, February 1, viewers tuned into an informative workshop aimed at empowering bystanders via Facebook Live. To learn about becoming an upstander, watch the recorded Facebook Live video below. You can also visit and download the toolkit here.   Turning Bystanders into Upstanders is a research-based workshop that guides participants step-by-step … Continue reading Recap: Live Upstander Training


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On the Recent Election: Standing Together to Build a More Inclusive Public Sphere

A statement from our Director, Dr. Tiffany Puett: This week, many Americans are trying to make sense of an unsettling election. Analysts and pundits have many ideas on why and how this all played out-- among them, that many of Americans feel that they have been left out of the promises of the American Dream. At … Continue reading On the Recent Election: Standing Together to Build a More Inclusive Public Sphere