Photo of the exterior of Kelvin Smith LIbrary

The Human Library at Kelvin Smith Library

As part of the 2017 MLK Celebration week and the theme of “Hope in Solidarity,” the Kelvin Smith Library will hold a Human Library event Friday, Jan. 27, during Community Hour (noon to 2 p.m.).

The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Volunteer “books” are people from all walks of life who are willing to share their tales about having been stigmatized or stereotyped due to race, religion, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, lifestyle choices, disability, etc.

Readers can “check out” the “book” to have open, informative discussions to challenge stereotypes and prejudices and create personal dialogue about issues that are often difficult, challenging and stigmatizing.

This event is open to all and participants do not need to be affiliated with CWRU.

Learn more about the event.

Sign up to be a human book.

Light refreshments will be provided at the event.