February 26, 2019

Human Library Returns to the Highland Lakes Campus on Wednesday March 13

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be gay or transgender? What it is like to have lived with an addiction? What it is like to be Muslim?

The Highland Lakes Campus Diversity & Inclusion Committee and OCC Libraries will host a Human Library on Wednesday March 13, 2019 from 5pm–8pm in the Highland Lakes Student Center Arena.

See the flyer for more information.

The Human Library allows “readers” to checkout volunteer “books” who represent multiple areas of diversity. Human Books represent a cross section of society that have been stereotyped. “Books” are not asked to be experts, but instead asked to be themselves and tell their story in response to questions asked by you (the reader). This event allows “Books” and “Readers” alike to meet people from other walks of life that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

Started in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library helps break down barriers and end prejudice. The idea is simple: if you meet people from other walks of life, people different than yourself, they become real and no longer belong to a faceless group. Once people start talking and getting to know one another, it becomes harder to discriminate against others as we realize we are more similar than we are different. For more information, please go to www.humanlibrary.org.

January 25, 2019

Celebrate Black History Month Through Reading

OCC Libraries in partnership with The OCC Diversity Committees are proud to participate in the 30th National African American Read-In on February 5-19, 2019.

OCC Students and employees are invited to hear readings or read a brief passage aloud from books written by African American authors. The goal of this event is to celebrate Black History Month and bring awareness about the contributions African Americans have made to the literary world.

See our Black History Month research guide for title ideas or ask any OCC Librarian.

Events will be held on:
  • February 5 at Highland Lakes from 10:30am-3pm Library, Woodland Hall
  • February 6 at Orchard Ridge from 11am-1pm Library, Room K-200
  • February 13 at Southfield from 11am-1pm Student Center, Room A129
  • February 18 at Auburn Hills from 12pm-1:30pm Library, Room D206
  • February 19 at Royal Oak from 10:30am-12:00pm Alcove