Human Library at Baker Demonstration School
Date and Time:
Apr 14 2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Baker Demonstration School
201 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091
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Human Library at Baker Demonstration School

Community Event

Event is free & open to the public. RSVPs are required.

Info & Registration:

On Sunday, April 14th, The Human Library will be returning to Baker, with a shelf of human “books” who are ready to enter into conversation with attendees. Each book represents a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatization, or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, ethnic origin, etc. Human “books” are volunteers who are on loan to readers to share their personal experiences and identities. They provide insights into various perspectives. For example: what’s it like to be transracially adopted? To have a physical disability? To be asexual? The Human Library creates a safe space for dialogue where topics are discussed openly between the human books and their readers, creating a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices. Difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered, and a discussion space will be available for folks to share their learning with each other.

For a video about Human Library: