Remembering Sept 11: A Curriculum Guide for Texas Public School Teachers

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

Debunking Misconceptions about Undocumented Immigrants

by Miguel Robles In recent years, immigration has been in the foreground of much debate in Texas, especially regarding the inclusion of undocumented immigrants in our society. Much of the political rhetoric about this population is driven by misunderstanding of who they are and how they participate in our society. Who Are Undocumented Immigrants? When thinking … Continue reading Debunking Misconceptions about Undocumented Immigrants

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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

Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project

Part II of a series investigating projects that document religious and cultural diversity across the country. By Lauren Horn Griffin As we prepare to launch our own research project mapping and documenting the cultural diversity of Texas, we want to give our readers an idea of the types of initiatives from across the country that … Continue reading Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project