Top 5 Perks of Enrolling in IDCL’s Oral History for Social Change Certificate

By Dr. Elizabeth M. Melton, ACLS Leading Edge Fellow This day has been long in the making! About a year ago, I started working with IDCL to create a new online training program for anyone who wants to learn how to create an oral history project that promotes social justice. Eleonora Anedda (IDCL Oral Historian), … Continue reading Top 5 Perks of Enrolling in IDCL’s Oral History for Social Change Certificate

Jewish communities in Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio targeted by neo-Nazi groups

By Rimsha Syed Photo by Austin American-Statesman Over the past month, Austin has witnessed a rise in antisemitism. Community leaders are rallying behind Austin’s Jewish residents following a string of antisemitic incidents - including arson at a synagogue. The incidents come as nearly 1 out of every 4 Jews in the US indicate experiencing antisemitism … Continue reading Jewish communities in Austin, San Marcos, and San Antonio targeted by neo-Nazi groups

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. https://www.facebook.com/diversityandciviclife/videos/1732009480448150/   Turning Bystanders into Upstanders is a research-based workshop that guides participants step-by-step … Continue reading Recap: Live Upstander Training