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Reading Diversity: Reflections from the Human Library

Event Type
University Library Diversity Committee
wifi event
Oct 28, 2021   6:30 pm  
No Cost
All Welcome with Registration
Spencer Keralis
Originating Calendar
Library Calendar

The Diversity Committee of the University Library invites you to Reading Diversity: Reflections from the Human Library, a panel discussion featuring Kai Hanley, a Human Book; Angie Gruendl, a reader of Human Books; and Sarah Christensen, Human Library organizer; with facilitator George Gottschalk.

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Human Book?  What about a reader of Human Books?

Does the thought of talking to strangers about difficult topics intrigue you but frighten you?

Does the Human Library experience change hearts and minds and deepen understanding of diversity?

Kai, Angie and Sarah will answer these and other questions you may have about the Human Library!

October 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

All are welcome with Registration: https://go.library.illinois.edu/ReadingDiversity

Contact facilitator and organizer George Gottschalk gotts@illinois.edu or Diversity Committee Chair Spencer Keralis spencerk@illinois.edu if you have questions.

From the humanlibrarycu.org site:

A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human ‘books’ and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. ‘Books’ are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community.

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