Have a conversation with a local person who has an interesting story. These volunteers are “Human Books.” Check one out and you become the “reader.” Meet someone you might not normally meet.
The Human Library, started in Denmark in 2000, is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It is a worldwide movement where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered. For more information on the international organization visit humanlibrary.org.
Immigrant Story from the Netherlands
A Day in the Life of a Rockford Police Officer: Dispelling the Myths
Inner Struggle as An Immigrant
Successful Adventures of a College Dropout
Adolescent Gay in the 60’s
… But You Don’t Look Like a Junkie!
Lonely International Student: Culture Shock from India
Alcoholism Stole My Father
Sexism Kills: True Stories from Yesterday and Today
Success Requires Flexibility: A Varied Job History
Growing Up Black in Chicago
Don’t Sell Me Short Because I Have a Disability
SPONSORED BY: ROCKFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY and UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, Rockford, Illinois