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Spotlight: Putting Idealism To Work

Spotlight: The Color of Truth

The “Spotlight: Putting Idealism To Work” display is a celebration of individuals and groups that impact the lives of the community in a positive way. By being social justice advocates or by sharing their culture and traditions with others the community slowly changes into a more inclusive place to live.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

The UI Cultural Houses and Resource Center managed by the Office of Student Life are fundamental in bringing to light issues that are important to African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos and Native Americans and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community. The “Spotlight” displays are meant to connect the library to the UI cultural houses and resource center.

Check out the library research guide for this display at

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Display Planning
Rachel Garza Carreón and Carlette Washington-Hoagland

Display Assistance
John Elson and Bill Voss

Graphic Design
Rachel Garza Carreón

Special Thanks
City Year, Facilities, Finance and the Maps Department