Terry Birdwhistell's Blog about University of Kentucky Libraries
Friday, April 14, 2017
Diversity Scholar Interns to Host UK's Second Human Library™ Event
UK Libraries diversity scholar interns, Vaibhav Chitkara and
Javoughn Brown, are hosting the University of Kentucky's second Human
Library™ event on April 18. The Human Library™ is designed to build a
positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and
prejudices through dialogue. It provides a space where members of
oppressed and isolated communities can share their opinions, stories, and
life lessons with readers who check them out as if they were bound books.
The exercise fosters empathy and promotes connection by unsealing the stories individuals embody
through personal interaction and conversation. Chitkara and Brown have
collected a number of exciting titles for readers to check out at this
year's Human Library™ event. Additional information, including a schedule
of books, can be found here. We hope to see you there.