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

Help Us Grow!

IDCL is launching a crowdfunding campaign! We want to raise $10K over the next month. This will make us eligible for a non-profit incubator program, which, in turn, will provide us with office space, administrative assistance, and community connections. And it will help us expand our research and educational programs and bring our work to a … Continue reading Help Us Grow!