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Understanding Difference

Suggested resources to help you see the world from perspectives different from your own and "bring... you into conversation with people different from those with whom you normally associate.”

About These Resources

The resources listed on this page have been compiled by staff at the University of Virginia Library to help each other fulfill the "Understanding Difference" organizational goal.   Each resource listed provides both an opportunity and a means for engagement with people whose perspectives and life experiences are different from our own.  The suggested articles, books, films, podcasts, organizations, and other resources are not comprehensive: This is, and always will be, a work in progress.

Featured this Week

28 January 2022

As We See It    Amazon Prime

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City (Andrea Elliott)   HV4506 .N6 E45 2021   View Online    Amazon

 Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility  (Dorceta Taylor)  Access Online  Amazon



Events Planned in Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Passing the Torch: Southern Art and Social Justice

Event Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Location: Zoom Webinar

The Colonnade Club invites you to a special virtual exhibit with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

2022 UVA Health Disparities Conference: Why We Can’t Wait, Healthcare Justice for All

Event Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Event Location: Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person)

The conference will feature UVA faculty, residents, and students doing clinical, educational, and community projects addressing health inequity and social determinants of health through oral presentations and breakout room sessions.

21 January 2022

It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable―And How We Can Stop It  (Jonathan Greenblatt)  Amazon

Greenblatt's Book Argues Growing Intolerance in the U.S. Threatens Democracy  [NPR: Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Greenblatt] Duration: 7 minutes

The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Boundaries of Law, Politics, and Religion  (Lewis V. Baldwin)   E185.97 .K5 L35 2002     Amazon

Shared Legacies   IMDb  Duration: 1h:35

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