—by Chase Bartlett
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.
How to form positive identity without excluding others—by Chase Bartlett
By Zoya Zia On a cool Wednesday evening in April, a diverse group of Texans gathered in the Asian Culture Room at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss what being a Texan means to them. One after another, they rose to the occasion and let a mic serve as a medium to share … Continue reading An Open Space: #ThisTexan Mic Night
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
By Zoya Zia On Wednesday, April 26, the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life will host an Open Mic Night at the University of Texas at Austin. The event aims to pass the mic to different voices and serve as a platform for students to discuss what it means to be a "Texan." Those who may … Continue reading Event Preview: #ThisTexan Open Mic Night
By Zoya Zia On March 5, individuals have the opportunity to attend a free workshop focused on "How to Be an Ally." For more information, view the Facebook event here and register on Eventbrite here. Learning about allyship is important now more than ever. The divisive rhetoric used by the ongoing administration has already led to alienation … Continue reading Event Preview: “How to be an Ally”
Story by Zoya Zia The Institute for Diversity & Civic Life is excited to welcome four new interns for the spring. These interns will work on projects to increase outreach in the community and meet the goals of IDCL. My name is Zoya Zia and I am a sophomore at the University of Texas at … Continue reading Q&A with the Spring Interns