A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. 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 lives. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community. For more information about the Human Library and to volunteer, please visit humanlibrarycu.org.
Krannert Center, a PYGMALION partner from the very beginning, hosts the event on Thursday, September 21. Visit PYGMALION's website for a full listing of the festival's partnerships.