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Spotlight Series: Human Experience in Popular Films and Songs

Fort MinorThe “Spotlight Series: Human Experience in Popular Films and Songs” display, located by the Information Desk on the first floor of the Main Library,  features popular culture sources that can inspire and engage students to delve more deeply into important issues of social justice and human rights. Many of these films and songs feature little known biographical stories and historical events that would otherwise be ignored.  We encourage the UI community to explore the resources presented in this display. The films and songs  featured are all available in Media Services and in the Music Library, housed at the UI Main Library.

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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 Series” 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


Display Planning
Rachel Garza Carreón (Chair), and Gabriel J. Duque

Installation Assistance
Bill Voss

Graphic Design
Rachel Garza Carreón

Special Thanks
Facilities, Acquisitions Department, Pat Baird, Sydney Gussman, Maps Department, Media Services and Ruthann McTyre