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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


Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, 2021

C’ville Sabroso at the Ix Art Park

12 Hispanic Heritage Month Activities to Try This Year [What to watch, read, eat, and do.]


24 September 2021


The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait  (Carlos Fuentes) VIRGO

Identifying Features  IMDb  Duration: 1h:35

Tortilla Soup    VIRGO  VIDEO .DVD07903  Duration: 1h:43

What's Missing from the American Immigrant Narrative  [TED: Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez]  Duration: 10:53 




17 September 2021

Latinos Are Not All The Same [TED: Gabriel Iglesias]  Duration: 7:07

¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons (John Paul Brammer)   HQ75.8 .B7245 A3 2021

I am Hispanic and I am American [TED: Isabel Escobar]  Duration:3:24





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