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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Training and Suggested Resources. Links to Multicultural Center Guide. Created and maintained by Sociology Librarian, Lilly Ramin


From Library Website Page on PPR

  • Public Performance Rights (PPR) are the legal right to publicly show a film.

Do I Need To Obtain Public Performance Rights?


  • if the screening is open to the public, such as showing a foreign-language film to the community for cultural enrichment
  • if the screening is in a public space where access is not restricted, such as an instructor showing a film to a class for curriculum-related purposes in a public or unrestricted-access location
  • if persons attending are outside the normal circle of family and acquaintances, such as showing a film to a club or organization, or showing a film for class but inviting others to attend


  • if privately viewing the film in your room with friends
  • if an instructor is showing the film to officially registered students in a classroom, where content of film directly relates to course**

**See Title 17, Section 110 of the US Code for more information on the face-to-face teaching exemption.

EDO Calendar

See color coded calendar here:

ODI Calendar Screen Shot

IDEA Events and Trainings:

January 30th screening

Update: Missed the screening?

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mixed Greens, and Professional Women’s Council Present: Bakari Sellers Documentary Screening: While I Breathe, I Hope
Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 
Location: Union Senate Room (Union floor plans)
Event Page

Flyer for Bakari sellers documentary

PWC ODI table union pic    DEI Presentation

More pictures event pictures on Twitter

Select collaborative events will be listed on this page @

     ODI & Libraries: Screening & Discussion.
      Comic Images of Speakers

  • Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes 
  • October 24, 2019 (Thursday) 11:30-1:00
    Willis Library, Room 250H , 2nd floor
  • Dress up/cosplay welcome but optional
  • NOTE 11:30-12:30- Documentary viewing/ 12:30-1:00pm- Comic Culture Conversations
  • A light lunch will be offered to the first 40 people

Questions about this event?
Contact Teresita Hurtado Ramos ( Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion 
This is collaborative event with Public Services Librarians Lilly Ramin & John Martin

Flyers on Willis Library Book Drop:

Futured Books on DEI and Event Flyer

Drawn Together Tweet image from Twitter above with backdrop and flyers from UNT Libraries. 


  • The film taps into the explosion in the public’s appetite for superhero stories on television and in movies as a gateway to refocus common comic themes of doing good for the society and open a deeper and more inclusive social dialogue about identity, respect, and representation. By channeling questions about how we view ourselves and others through a creative medium, the viewer is able to confront prejudice and stereotype in a low-risk way. These discussions can have a lasting impact.
    (Trailer and film info)
  • You do not have to know about comics to attend. If you are interested, you can check out John Martin's Comics Studies Guide If you have questions about this partnership with Office of Diversity and Inclusion, or this guide, please contact Lilly Ramin (

Hope to see you there!


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