Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Justice Movie Clubs

Leverage "Movies that Matter" to Foster Important DE&I and Social Justice Dialogue

Movies offer an easier entry point for many people to engage with meaningful content than books. This makes it the perfect basis for fostering important dialogue around DE&I and social justice topics. Support your DE&I goals with a program that will connect people around films that foster empathy, provoke reflection, and set the stage for impactful conversations.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Justice Movie Clubs
How We Help Tackle Topics That Matter

Fostering Nuanced Conversations on Sensitive Topics with Films and Books

We offer a turnkey set of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and social justice programs that are virtually effortless to adopt and run yet highly impactful. Connect the entire organization or group for important conversations around sensitive topics while cultivating grace, understanding, and sensitivity. 

If you’re a business looking for DE&I programs that people will eagerly participate in, enjoy, and benefit from, we can tailor our DE&I movie program to your needs. Or maybe you’re a university or other entity seeking a way to have nuanced, balanced, open-minded conversations on social justice or DE&I topics. With our programs, you can engage students, alumni, faculty, and staff in important conversations with only a few hours of staff time per year while fulfilling objectives related to diversity and inclusion education programs or social justice education.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

Listen to what our happy customers and program participants say about the results we deliver.

"Thanks to PBC Guru, we were able to develop and host a diversity, equity, and inclusion focused Book Club for our campus, drawing on their expertise in leading engaging discussion forums weaving in current topics with sensitivity toward promoting growth and expanding dialogue among staff and faculty. PBC Guru is a delightful group to work with!"

Judy Martin-Holland, PhD, FAAN
Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion & Community Outreach, UC San Francisco

"We’ve appreciated working with PBC Guru on our social justice movie club as it has allowed us to create a unique experience for our university and alumni. PBC Guru provides the program framework and staffing which has given us capacity to create additional opportunities for engagement and connection."

Elizabeth Wheeler
Director, Alumni Programs Operations, Michigan State University

"We have been able to engage over 500 alumni in one year in a new and interesting way. With a small staff, being able to rely on PBC to manage the program has been an easy and efficient way to add value to what we offer our alumni."

Nicole Bush
Director Alumni Career Services, Tulane University

"We’ve been able to engage a larger population of alumni with the ALC platform . . . The white label content really helps us bulk out our engagement offerings without taking up staff time or resources. We love that everything is built for us, including marketing images and copy to assist with promotion."

Amber Medenhall
Event Coordinator, Washington State University

"The webinars and resources offered to our alumni, friends, and students have been a terrific complement to our program. We can showcase interesting speakers and topics through our partnership with ALC, further increasing the benefits to our McMaster alumni community."

Karen McQuigge
Director, Alumni Engagement, McMaster University
Available Programs

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Social Justice Movie Clubs

While we can help you put together film and book clubs on these topics for any organization type and audience, here are a few of our standard offerings.

For Companies & Other Organizations

DE&I Movie Clubs

Employees are increasingly asking for their organizations to offer programs on and show commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. And there are many competitive advantages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Yet many business leaders and HR professionals aren’t sure of the best way to address demands for programs around these sensitive topics. They want to deliver these programs, but they are hard to get right. Not only is it difficult to evaluate impact, but programs can backfire and create resentment among participants. 

Our DE&I movie clubs are enjoyable for participants, built around well-produced and award-winning films instead of cheesy, low-budget, often patronizing training content. We select films that present a nuanced conversation and help people of all backgrounds gain new understanding related to DE&I topics. And our movie programs are easy to implement, with a low barrier to entry to consume content and engage in conversation.

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For Universities and Alumni Associations

DE&I and Social Justice Movie Clubs

Connect students, alumni, faculty, and staff together for important conversations around "movies that matter" while fulfilling needs for social justice and diversity and inclusion education programs.

If you’re an employee of a university entity like an alumni association, student union, or faculty body, you spend a lot of time and energy building programs with limited resources. And, often, with minimal participation from your community. Our programs have a proven track record of engaging university communities in DE&I and social justice topics, while fostering civil, nuanced, open-minded conversations.

With our minimum participant guarantees and managed-for-you programs, you’ll have a successful program that makes you look great to your bosses, peers, and community with very little management time needed. 

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DE&I Book Clubs

While movies offer emotional depth and an easy barrier to entry, a DE&I-focused book club can offer an equally impactful experience for groups that want deeper-dive content.

We’ll help you create an engaging program with books people actually want to read. And we have a lot of experience in sparking conversations around books. As with all our programs, we moderate these groups carefully and define the ground rules up front, so conversations stay productive. Each group has a book club manager who reads all discussion posts, so you don’t have to worry about moderation or keeping tabs on conversations.

Make headway on demands for diversity and inclusion education programs. We put a minimum participant guarantee on these programs so you can be sure you get the engagement you are looking for.

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Organizations We Serve

We manage book club programs for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Northwestern University
DPR Construction
University of Cambridge
Kansas City Public Library
University Of Virginia
University of Washington
State Library of Western Australia
Delta Dental
Oklahoma State University

How it Works

A lot goes into managing a virtual movie club or other program to achieve your organizational goals while engaging participants. We manage virtually every aspect of the program so your community can connect with your organization easily without draining staff time.

Customized to your Goals

We work with you to define the goals for your program based on your needs and our experience working with organizations and institutions like yours.

Targeted to Participants

Based on your goals, we’ll help you define the community guidelines for your program and what areas will make sense for discussion.

Your Own Forum

Participants engage when it’s convenient for them. We create a private online forum on our purpose-made platform where your participants will network and discuss the movies or books from anywhere in the world.

Facilitated Discussion

We moderate the online discussion by posting interesting content, asking questions, and encouraging conversation. Never worry about whether your program will fall flat. We guide it at every step.

Regular Guidance & Content

We share interesting content related to each movie and send gentle reminders by email and within the forum to spur conversation and keep participants engaging over time.

Ongoing Engagement

Movie clubs generally watch and discuss a new movie every month which keeps participants more engaged over time compared to one-off events.

Love From Our Learners

We love our customers and participants. And they love us! Here’s what some of them have to say about what we do.

“Offering the virtual book club helped us discover a whole new segment of alumni that had not been previously engaged--especially for those alums that can't or don't visit or engage with campus regularly. ”
Carrie Combs
James Madison University
“Our team has really enjoyed PBC Guru! We have found that it's a great way to facilitate professional growth within our employees.“
Heather L. Johnson
Senior Vice President, Jovian Concepts
“PBC Guru has provided another avenue for us to engage our OU alumni across the world reaching people that we normally wouldn’t be able to engage. ”
Jennifer Dooley
University of Oklahoma
“Ever since we started partnering with PBC Guru for our online book clubs we have found them to be knowledgeable and supportive. They manage all the details of the book clubs, are very open to collaboration, helpful with data analysis and generally great to work with.”
Jean Chisser
Boston College
“PBC Guru has been an extremely valuable tool for us to expand engagement with a new cohort of alumni we hadn’t been interacting with, gain insights into who they are and provide them with a meaningful opportunity to connect with each other through stimulating discussions.”
Jess Cronin
Head, Alumni Relations,
Australian National University
“WMU has enrolled over 800 alumni in the book club program within the first year. The book club has engaged many alumni that otherwise will not be involved in any other way in the life of the University. ”
Hardy Figueroa
Director Alumni Relations, Western Michigan University
“The staff at PBC Guru is knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. And we've seen a tremendous response to the program, enrolling more than 3,000 alums within the first year.”
Mary Giles
Associate Director of Advancement Communications Smith College
“Working with the team at PBC Guru is like having your own personal concierge to handle all of the important details and planning. They are clearly the experts in what they do, and keep you on track for success with your program.”
Beth Szczerowski
Director of Alumni & Family Engagement, Hope College

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