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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


Black History Month: Virtual Events That Celebrate and Honor Black Culture 

[Eventbrite March Events]

5 March 2021


A Dream Called Home: A Memoir (Reyna Grande)   Amazon

My Philosophy for a Happy Life  [TED: Sam Berns]  Duration: 12:44

A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South  (Ben Montgomery)  Amazon



26 February 2021


How Negro History Week Became Black History Month and Why It Matters Now (Veronica Chambers; The New York Times)

One Night in Miami  Amazon Prime    Duration: 1h : 54

A Peculiar Indifference: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America  (Elliott Currie)   E185.615 .C87 2020   Amazon

Why You Should Not Bring Your Authentic Self to Work   [TED: Jodi-Ann Burey]  Duration: 15:40   



































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