In a Human Library, books are people. The books are not experts, they represent the diversity of our campus and community. Readers can "check out" a book to hear their personal story, engage in a dialog about their experience, and work toward breaking down barriers and eliminating prejudice. The Human Library reminds us that everyone has a story to tell.
The first Human Library was held in Copenhagen, Denmark by a small group of young people called “Stop the Violence” in 2000 and has since become an international effort. In bringing the Human Library to WCC, we are actively building community by showcasing our diversity and encouraging dialog.
Human Library books are real people with real life stories that deal with difficult subjects; if you need to talk there are Personal Counselors available to WCC students:
Student-produced video from the 2019 Human Library
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