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Human Library

The purpose of the event is to build understanding of other people's lived experiences, and to encourage an inclusive, welcoming environment.


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The Human Library is a collection of real people with lived experiences to share. Be open-minded and considerate while listening to and talking with your book.  Books and Readers (1-4 people) will be seated together conversationally at a table in the library.

Questions to consider while listening to your book: 

  • How can I relate to this story?
  • How can this experience affect me, what can I learn about myself? 
  • How can I walk out of here differently today?

Explore your own experiences: 

  • When was a time that you experienced bias or discrimination? 
  • When was a time that you discriminated against someone else? 
  • When was a time that you witnessed discrimination and you did nothing about it? 
  • When was a time that you witnessed discrimination and you did something about it? 
  • What are the contributing factors to when we do something versus when we do nothing? 

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