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Living Library 2019

by Katie Bertel on 2019-09-27T16:54:00-04:00 | Comments

Graphic of a person with a book as a head and conversation bubble made of icons related to people and conversationButler Library presents its third Living Library event, aimed to connect people through conversation. The event, also known as a Human Library, is part of The Anne Frank Project's Social Justice Festival and will take place Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Student Union Social Hall.

The Living Library is a relatively new community-building program designed to provide opportunities for conversation and connection among people from different walks of life. The event presents individuals from marginalized or misrepresented communities who serve as human books. Event attendees are the readers who sign up to spend time with human books in a one-on-one conversation. Books are able to share their stories, and readers learn to better understand a different perspective. (Read more about the concept in this article.)

Book titles for this year's event include:

  • Facing Mental Health Head On
  • Overcoming Cancer
  • Paralympic Athlete
  • Recovering Alcoholic
  • Refugee Life
  • Wiccan High Priestess
  • ...and more!

This is a drop-in event, and readers are able to stay as long or as briefly as they'd like.  Parking for the Anne Frank Project's Social Justice Festival is available in G Lots off Grant Street. Campus map.

For more information, contact Katie Bertel, Outreach and Engagement Librarian, at bertelks@buffalostate.edu or 716-878-3291.


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