Introducing Our Human Library
Nothing defeats fear like a face.
We’re starting a new library. It’s unique feature: the contents are “human books.”
The Human Library is comprised of “human books.” These are real people who are available to share their stories and create conversation at organizations, schools, human resource departments, community groups, and faith groups.
“Human books” will include people with various life experiences such as living with a disability, being a refugee, or experiencing homelessness.
Originally begun in Denmark, the Human Library has grown into a worldwide movement for social change.
The process creates a positive framework for conversation to reduce stigma and increase awareness and empathy as we listen and dialogue with individuals too often marginalized due to misunderstanding and bias.
CHC’s Human Library is available thanks to the Staunton Foundation. We will be recruiting and training our human books and placing books in various venues around our region.