The Human Library, Coming to EWU

Part of EWU's Diversity and Inclusion Week, April 2023

September 29, 2022 By Amy Laskowski
  • Do you have a lived experience unlike others you know?
  • Do you sometimes feel misunderstood, stereotyped, or marginalized?
  • Are you interested in sharing your story in a series of casual conversations, in a safe, supportive, and meaningful way?

Learn more about becoming a Human Book in our Human Library event, part of EWU’s Diversity and Inclusion week, coming in April 2023.

The Human Library® is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge or address stereotypes, prejudices, stigma, or taboo topics through dialogue.

‘Human Books’ are Eastern Washington University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who have volunteered to share their stories to break down barriers based on race, religion, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, lifestyle choices, disability or other aspects of life.

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

EWU’s first-annual Human Library event will take place during Diversity and Inclusion Week in April 2023.

This event is made possible by EWU’s Libraries and Learning Commons, and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, with support from Counseling and Wellness Services.