Syracuse University Libraries’ Fifth Annual Human Library will be held in Bird Library on April 11, 2018 from noon-5 p.m.
A Human Library is an event that encourages people from different backgrounds to talk with and learn from each other in a safe and supportive environment. The purpose is to create a positive space for dialogues on challenging topics, to break down stereotypes, and to celebrate diversity within our community. Human books are people who volunteer to share stories about their backgrounds and/or life experiences. During this event, you can “check out” a human book to have a conversation about the book’s topic, either one-on-one or in a small group. Participants can “borrow” human books for up to 20 minutes at a time.
For the first time, this year’s event will feature Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurs that you can “check out” and hear about their entrepreneurial journey, and lessons on how to come up with an idea, and innovate. To sign up to be an entrepreneur, contact LaunchPad@syr.edu
- Read about it in this recent press release: SU Libraries to Host Human Library Event April 11 (SU News)
- Check out the Facebook event page for other news and updates