October 29, 2014

Human Library Returns to Highland Lakes November 5

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to be deaf?  What it is like to live with a mental illness?  What it is like to have survived cancer three times?  On Wednesday November 5 from 1pm – 7pm, the Highland Lakes Campus Diversity Committee and OCC Libraries will host our seventh Human Library. A Human Library is a collection of individuals who have been unfairly or negatively labeled and are available for “check out,” creating a cross section of “books” that represents the diversity of our population.  This allows “books” and “readers” to interact with people from all walks of life and hopefully break down barriers that are cornerstones of prejudice. For more information, please go to www.humanlibrary.org .
On Wednesday November 5, at the OCC Highland Lakes Campus Student Center from 1pm-7pm, our Human Library will have 13 Human Book titles.  Please come and check them out.

The Human Library was started several years ago in Denmark to help break down barriers and end prejudice.  The idea was 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.

Submitted by Allison McFadden-Keesling
Faculty Librarian
Highland Lakes Campus Library

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