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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


11 September 2020

The Interim Report from the Governor’s Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law (November 15, 2019)

Native American Culture - Language: the Key to Everything  [TED: Ron (Muqsahkwat) Corn, Jr.]  Duration: 11:56

Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out (Kenny Fries)   PS508 .P56 S73 1997       Amazon


18 September 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 – October 15, 2020


Across a Hundred Mountains: A Novel   (Reyna Grande)  PS3607 .R3627 A63 2007   Amazon

An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter  [TEDWomen 2016:  Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi]  Duration: 15:56

What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World   (Sara Hendren)  E-Book  Amazon   



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