The Human Library was created 21 years ago by Ronni Abergel, a Danish human rights activist and journalist, after he became interested in non-violent activism.
“I had a theory that it could work because the library is one of the few places in our community where everyone is welcome, whether you’re rich or poor, homeless or living in a castle, professor or illiterate,” Abergel said in an interview with CNN. “It’s truly the most inclusive institution in our time.”
Everyone Loves A Good Book!
Challenges your own biases and come to the Brookdale Bankier Library to check out a “book.” At this event on March 31, from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. people are open books willing to share their story and engage in a conversation with “readers.” This event will provide a safe space for dialogue and an opportunity to ask difficult questions.
Sponsored by Global Citizenship Project, Bankier Library, Community College Opportunity Grant, and the Civility Week Planning Committee.
*Free and Open to Brookdale students, employees and lifetime alumni members.