We are looking for FAU students, faculty and staff to volunteer to be “books” for our Human Library event on April 4th.
The idea of a Human Library is to lend people’s stories to the community in order to help individuals challenge stereotypes and prejudices through conversation.
Right now we are looking for “books” or people who have experienced discrimination/marginalization based upon race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, disability and other aspects of their life. These people must be willing to share their stories and have a desire to challenge the stigma surrounding their identity.
On the day of the event, community members or “readers” select a book title they are interested in, go to the book, and listen as the book shares its story. These reading sessions have no filters or editing. Everything here is real. Afterwards, readers can ask the books any questions with an open mind.
Past volunteers have said that they’ve gained insight into their own stories and experiences by listening to the questions of readers. Our volunteers have also found there is more acceptance after the interaction and have enjoyed forging new friendships.
Are you interested in participating? Fill out the volunteer form!