The Human Library:

A Worldwide Movement For Social Change Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover

The Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human ‘books’ and participants of the event can ‘read’ the book – meaning they 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, disability and other aspects if their life.

The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community.

On Saturday the 24th of June from 12:00pm to 4:00pm patrons will be able to ‘check-out’ a ‘book’ for about half an hour of open conversation. Some of the available Titles include:

  • Substance use and how it effects one’s life 
  • Living with chronic pain and its aftermath
  • LGBTQ 
  • Living with major mental illness
  • Being bi-racial and bi-cultural
  • Turning life around after incarceration
  • Youth 
  • Working as a New Haven police officer


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