Maryland's first-ever Human Library comes to the Johns Hopkins Brody Learning Commons.
The Human Library began in Denmark 15 years ago in response to a hate crime, and has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon. The Human Library works as a one-day event where instead of checking out "books," "readers," or those who attend the event, can "check out" a person who represents a group in the community who is somehow exposed to stigma, prejudice, and/or discrimination. Those conversations help break down the very stereotypes that the "books" seem to represent. Have a frank discussion with a Refugee, Gay Pastor, or a Muslim Convert, among other titles that will be available for "check out" at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.
See our Facebook Event page for more details, and we hope to see you there!