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November 18, 2023
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Hal Holmes Community Center

201 Ruby St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Human Library
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Human Library

Saturday, November 18, 2023

In the best sense of the word, The Human Library is a library of people who have experienced prejudice. Instead of paperback books, actual people are on loan for conversations. The Human Library creates a safe space for conversation where topics subject to taboo, marginalization, or stigmatization can be openly addressed without condemnation. The people acting as Books have directly or indirectly been exposed to prejudice, bias, or discrimination based on aspects of their person, heritage, or life experiences. At The Human Library, we invite all questions as our Books engage in sharing their personal experiences with the readers.

Stop by between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to borrow an open Book for a conversation about topics like mental health, disability, ethnicity, gender, ideology, dependence, occupation, and race. The concept is simple: You show up at the check-in counter, where you receive guidance from librarians on the topics that we have available for lending. Once you have chosen your Book, sit down and have an open conversation where your questions on the topic are welcome.

The Ellensburg Human Library is a joint collaboration between the CWU EthicsLab, CWU Libraries, City of Ellensburg DEI Commission, Ellensburg Public Library, and Hal Holmes Community Center.

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