Introducing the EWU Human Library Event
Coming April 19, 2023
The EWU Libraries is teaming up with the EWU Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to conduct EWU’s inaugural Human Library Event on the afternoon of April 19, 2023, as part of EWU’s Diversity and Inclusion week.
First developed in Denmark, Human Library® events are designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge or address stereotypes, prejudices, stigma, or taboo topics through dialogue.
Based on library borrowing concepts, the event features ‘Human Books,’ Eastern Washington University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who volunteer to share personal experiences and stories to break down barriers based on race, religion, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, lifestyle choices, disability or other aspects of life. ‘Readers’ are event attendees, who, in checking out the ‘Books,’ gain better understanding through conversation, in a safe and educational environment.
Click the button below to learn more about this event, and ways you can participate.