The Human Library is a conversation event, where people act as books with titles like: Muslim, Gay, Republican, Alcoholic, Lesbian, ADHD, Lower income, Transgender, etc. Essentially, people become a library of human beings!
Books are checked out by patrons who want to have a conversation. Ultimately, the event hopes to challenge societal prejudices and to bring a better understanding of community to everyone involved. We want to visually tell the world “Don’t judge a book by its cover!"
The Human Library will be open for two days this Fall: Tuesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 17th. Books and volunteers will meet at the University Union in Room 306 for a short orientation from 11:00am to Noon. Books will be available for patrons to checkout on both days from Noon to 4:00pm.
Earn community service hours! Volunteer to be a Human Book and/or to help coordinate the event. If you are available and interested in participating in the Human Library, please fill out the form below.
If you are interested in attending as a patron, please note the dates and times.
We look forward to your participation!
Sarah Gilchrist and Mahnoor Ahmed
Learn more about The Human Library:
"The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered."
Find more information on the global phenomenon of the Human Library here: http://humanlibrary.org/
Find more information on the Human Library at Towson University here: http://towson.libguides.com/tuhumanlibrary
In 2016, our event was featured in the Towerlight. You can read that article here: http://thetowerlight.com/human-library-premieres-at-cook/
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Gilchrist at firstname.lastname@example.org.