Human Library

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Come connect with individuals from various backgrounds and gain a deeper understanding beyond categories and labels. Stop by anytime from 4 pm - 8 pm to borrow a Human Book for 30-minute 1:1 conversations. 

A Human Library ® is a safe space where people talk without judgment about an aspect of the Book’s life. The concept is about acknowledging and challenging the prejudice that we all carry towards one another. The Books (members of the community and the greater Chicagoland Area) will discuss their personal experience with discrimination, stigmatization, prejudice, or taboos. This may include Books who have been discriminated against based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, and/or disability; as well as Books who have been judged because of their occupation, lifestyle, body, diet, activism, and more.

At this event, Readers (attendees) will browse a list of Book titles. Then, they will engage in an open and honest conversation with their Book of choice where every question on the topic is welcome. No registration required.

Last conversations start at 7:30 pm. Please join us in person as no Zoom option is offered.