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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.

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Pride Month 2021

LGBTQ Student Services

Pride Month 2021 - National Awareness Days Calendar 2021

Your 2021 Guide To Virginia’s PRIDE Festivals & Events



11 June 2021


BPM [Beats per Minute]     Kanopy Online Video  Collection   Duration:  2h:23  IMDb  


Crying in H Mart: A Memoir (Michelle Zauner)  ML420 .Z3913 A3 2021   Amazon


Surviving the Tulsa Race Massacre: Voices of Resistance Then and Now      Duration: 1:15:11

Summary: Hear the voices of Tulsa survivors Dr. Olivia Hooker and Dr. John Hope Franklin. Hear Dr. John W. Franklin, who will read from, My Life and An Era, the autobiography written by his grandfather, Mr. Buck C. Franklin, a practicing attorney in Tulsa at the time of the riot. Dr. Brittney Cooper will discuss the making of the History Channel Documentary, Tulsa Burning, and her contribution to its production. ASALH National President Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham will share the legal efforts in the 1920s, as well as in the 21st century, to secure reparations for the victims and their descendants. The program will close with a live Question and Answer session with Higginbotham, moderated by Dr. Lionel Kimble, ASALH Vice President for Programs.


4 June 2021


International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance    [ IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism ]  


PRIDE:  Six Decades of  Loving Out Loud   [FX / FX on hulu]  Six-part documentary that chronicles the struggles of  LGBTQ+ community through decades in the United States, beginning with the 1950s.  


Tulsa Historical Society and Museum   Documents from the 1921 Race Massacre  


Events of Interest

 Black Excellence: Virtual Events That Celebrate Black Culture

[Eventbrite May and June Events]

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse  

May 22, 2021 – September 6, 2021

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Navigating The Derek Chauvin Trial For The Murder Of George Floyd

[four-part series]  





















































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