Human Library

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The Human Library creates a safe space to "check out" a Human Book and have honest conversations that explore the stereotypes and prejudices in society. Human Books hail from all walks of life - those who have been stereotyped or experienced prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, lifestyle choices, disability, or other differences.

Participants at the event 'read' the books  by way of a one-on-one or small group conversations with the volunteer to learn about their experiences wtih discrimination.  The Human Library provides the opportunity for attendees to listen, share, and ask questions of people they may never have spoken to otherwise.

Come with questions and and open mind.

Check back for July of 2023 date

 

Our first and second Human Library events in 2019 and 2022 were a tremendous success. By its nature, the event is a
challenge in that it asks attendees to be open minded and question their beliefs - to talk about taboo, uncomfortable, sometimes painful topics.

It was apparent through both  facilitating the event and reading reviews afterward, that the topics addressed brought about real emotion in both "books" and readers, and effectively encouraged understanding and empathy on the part of all involved.
It was moving to host an event that is so directly dedicated to improving our community. We look forward to hosting the event again in 2023!

 


Think you'd make a good book?

If you'd like to apply to be a book, please fill out our short survey (takes less than 5 minutes!) 


Read the press from our 2019 and 2022 Human Library