A Human Library (http://humanlibrary.org) is an event designed to bring together people from different background and situations to engage in meaningful interactions. The “books” are real-live humans with diverse, marginalized, or underrepresented backgrounds, such as those who identify as homeless, LGBTQIA, or refugees. “Readers” are community members who “borrow” these books for a brief conversation during the event.
This event allows attendees to speak honestly and openly with a person they might not otherwise come into contact with. These one-on-one interactions can increase understanding and empathy – two qualities that are becoming increasingly important in today’s partisan political and social climate.
- Wednesday, October 4, 2017
- 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Social Hall
- Campbell Student Union