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Home NDSU Libraries to host a Human Library

NDSU Libraries to host a Human Library

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Main Library, Lower Level open seating area

We are excited to announce we are hosting our first 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.

Become a reader and check out books from different walks of life.

At the Human Library™, readers will check out a "book" either alone or with other readers. The books and readers will engage in a 20-minute conversation. Everyone will be given a short break and readers can renew his or her book to continue the conversation, or check out a different book to engage with someone new.

The task of our books is to share their perspective to their readers and not try to persuade them of certain beliefs. The task of our readers is to ask difficult questions with respect and be willing to listen.

Borrow a refugee, a campus-parking official, a Native American, an International Student, and more.  

Learn more about the origin of Human Libraries here

 

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Last updated: 3/1/2017