"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." — Cesar Chavez
Whether it's joining a community organization, participating in a rally, supporting a local artist, or simply learning more about social issues so that you can better form your opinions, we aim to provide you with resources to help you find a community of others willing to join, share, or support your journey.
Multicultural and Diversity Affairs has books and films to borrow, as well as suggestions for your reading list and organizations to get engaged with in the Austin community.
Check this page for ideas on how to be part of the movement toward a socially just world.
For Ted Talks and Films to Expand Your World email Multicultural and Diversity Affaris (diversity [at] stedwards.edu) for a film to borrow or to suggest films for our viewing list.
Some suggestions to kindle your passion:
To find out if Multicultural and Diversity Affairs has a book to borrow or to suggest books for our reading list, email diversity [at] stedwards.edu.
The following organizations make a difference in our community. The university strives to support these organizations in accordance with our Holy Cross obligation for all people to pursue a more just world.
allgo celebrates and nurtures queer people of color communities in Texas and beyond.
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
Serving as a bridge for our African American businesses and the Austin business community to obtain greater prosperity and influence in Central Texas.
Through high-impact grant making, we engage, develop and inspire women to effect positive change.
Mary House Catholic Worker of Austin
Mary House Catholic Worker welcomes critically and terminally ill adults to live until they are financially and medically stable, or until they die from a terminal illness.
P.O.D.E.R. (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources)
P.O.D.E.R.'s mission is to redefine environmental issues as social and economic justice issues, and to address these concerns as basic human rights.
The Seedling Foundation
Seedling Foundation's mission is to support children challenged by parental incarceration with innovative, research driven, school-based mentoring in Austin and selected sites in the surrounding Central Texas area.
Texas Advocacy Project
Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services statewide to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Find a more comprehensive list of local organization in Austin by checking out Amplify Austin's non-profit list: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/index.php