The Human Library is a Multicultural Student Council event brought forth by the international organization of the same name. With this event, people are able to check out “books” who are faculty, staff and students all willing to share stories about significant moments in their lives or stories about their identity and what that means to them.
The Library consists of Human “books” who volunteer to tell stories about themselves to a variety of “readers.” Like a regular library, the Human Library has a catalog of books waiting to be checked out. A reader (person who attends the library) can check out “books” on a topic that he or she may be interested in learning more about.
For example, you can check out various titles, such as “child of a policeman,” “Greek Life member,” “athlete,” “Black Lives Matter supporter,” “transgender,” or “Buddhist” and learn more about that person, their life and the challenges and stereotypes that they have overcome.
Faculty, staff and students are welcome to apply! Here is the link to apply: https://orgsync.com/120617/forms/294608
This application is for people who want the opportunity to become human books and have their stories shared in their words.
The 2nd Annual Human Library will be held Feb. 23, 2018, in the duPont-Ball library from 1-4 p.m.