A Genocide Awareness Event
What is the Human Library?
“The Human Library is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding.” - humanlibrary.org
The Human Library is composed of Human Books, human readers, and a library space for the books and readers to gather and talk.
Human Books are ordinary people, unpaid volunteers, subjected to stereotyping and prejudices who are open and prepared to share their experiences or chosen to be a representative of a certain group. Human Books have stories to tell about their experiences with injustice or bias.
Want to Share Your Story (Be a Human Book)?
If you've ever been a target of stereotyping or prejudice, we'd like you to share your story as a Human Book. There is a 9:30 a.m. session and a 11:00 a.m. session. Each session is 45 minutes long and each Human Book will typically talk to a maximum of 4 readers. Human Books must sign up prior to the event.
Want to Be a Reader?
If you don't want to share your story, join us as a reader to hear some of the most amazing, heartfelt stories from people, just like you.
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick participated in the Human Library at Glendale Community College last year as a Best Seller Human Book. Dr. Steven Gonzales, the President of GateWay, will be sharing his story this year at GateWay.