USD's First Human Library
Real conversations with real people.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
4 - 7 p.m.
University Libraries, 2nd floor
Overcoming prejudice and stereotypes, one conversation at a time...
Where else are there Human Libraries?
Click on this map to see who else is hosting a Human Library.
What is a Human Library?
The Human Library is an opportunity:
- to engage in one-to-one conversation with someone you may not otherwise meet
- ask questions, hear honest answers
- build bridges to understanding
- conversations last up to 20 minutes
How did the Human Library Project begin?
The Human Library™ is a multicultural dialogue event designed to engage participants in one-to-one conversations to bring greater understanding and awareness to issues that we find in society today. This dialogue framework began in Copenhagen in 2000 (http://humanlibrary.org) and offers patrons the opportunity to "check out" a human book -- a person with a story to share about stereotypes/prejudices they have overcome. Once a human book is checked out the patron has the chance to listen, ask, and learn from the experiences of others.