Institute for Democratic Renewal

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The Institute for Democratic Renewal/Project Change (IDR/PC), is "a joint antiracism, social justice collaboration, catalyzes, supports, strengthens and contributes to movements for racial and social justice. IDR/PC assists communities in dismantling racism and achieving full and equitable participation in the democratic process through a variety of convenings, networking, learning communities, projects, publications and technologies." [1]

"Established at Claremont Graduate University in 1998, the work of the Institute for Democratic Renewal is dedicated to preserving and strengthening those basic components of a democratic society expressed by the words freedom, security, opportunity, and choice...

"The Institute for Democratic Renewal (IDR) at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California and Project (PC), established as an initiative of the Levi-Strauss Corporation in Oakland, CA, entered into a partnership in early 2002, combining their efforts and experience promoting social justice. IDR/PC works with many other national and local organizations in this effort. Partnering in the leadership of IDR/PC are John D. Maguire, President Emeritus of Claremont Graduate University, and Shirley Strong, Executive Director of Project Change." [2]


"IDR/PC receives support from the


Board of Counselors




Resources and articles


  1. Homepage, Institute for Democratic Renewal, accessed July 4, 2007.
  2. Homepage, Institute for Democratic Renewal, accessed July 4, 2007.