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The Human Library™: Apply to be a Human Book

"How are we to understand each other, if we do not have the opportunity to talk to each other?" ~Ronni Abergel, Inventor of the Human Library™

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The application period for the March 2019 Human Library has closed. 

Please come borrow a book(s) at the Human Library on 

Tuesday, March 19th, 4 - 7 p.m.

2nd floor I.D. Weeks Library.


The Human Library™: Possible Book Topics

Book(s) typically represent a group in a community that have been exposed to stigma, stereotyping or prejudices. These are typically based on one of the following Pillars of Prejudice:

Occupation (Police officer, journalist, politician, sex worker, dentist, soldier, bouncer...)

Ethnicity  (White, Black, Asian, Native American, Latina/Latino/Latinx...)

Health    (HIV, PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, bulimic, anorexic, ADHD, substance abuse, anxiety, self harm...)            Lifestyle (Body-modified, vegan, tattooed, bodybuilder, swinger...)

Religion (Muslim, Christian, Jew, Sikh, Hindu, Atheist, Rabbi, Priest...)                      

Social Status  (Unemployed, homeless, single parent, ex-offender, refugee, immigrant...)

Gender/Sexuality (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, polyamorous, gender fluid, crossdresser...)                        

Ideology  (Anarchist, feminist...)

People with disabilities (person who uses a wheelchair, person with a physical disability, person who has autism, person with a learning disability, person who is visually impaired, person diagnosed with a  mental health condition...)

Heavy taboo topics, such as victims of incest, sexual abuse, domestic violence, or parents that lost a child and other grief related grief topics, are also potential book topics.





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