Columbia College Chicago

The Human Library

Do you have a story to tell about gender, religion, sexual preference, race, class, identity, age, lifestyle choices, or disabilities? Volunteer to be a book or come and check out a book. The Human Library helps build dialogue and understanding in our community.  Individuals volunteer as human ‘books’ and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. ‘Books’ are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community
Share your own experiences or find out what it's like to walk in another person's shoes. To volunteer to be a book, or to get more information, contact Norman Alexandroff (

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Library, 3rd Floor North
624 S Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605

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Norman Alexandroff

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