Become part of a worldwide movement for social change. Join the Human Library at UC Davis.

Have you ever faced discrimination? If you haven’t, have you wondered how that would feel? To foster greater mutual understanding on our diverse campus, the UC Davis Library is currently seeking participants for its inaugural Human Library at UC Davis event.  And if you answered ‘yes’ to either question, we invite you to be part of it.

The Human Library is an international movement that brings people of different backgrounds together to ask questions, share stories about diverse life experiences, and have productive conversations that challenge stereotypes, prejudices and preconceived ideas. In this ‘library,’ ‘books’ are people, pages of the ‘books’ are their life experiences, and reading is a conversation.

‘Books’ are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life experience or identity. ‘Readers’ are individuals who want to better understand a topic and have their questions answered. Both want to promote understanding, equality and acceptance.

Anyone associated with the UC Davis community is invited to apply to participate as either a ‘Book’ or a ‘Reader’, including students (undergraduate, graduate, professional, medical, post-doc, etc.), staff, faculty and alumni.

We welcome you to be a part of this memorable event that is focused on improving diversity and inclusion, challenging conventions, altering and broadening perspectives, and strengthening the Principles of Community at UC Davis.

Questions? Email ucdhumanlibrary@ucdavis.edu.

This UC Davis Library event is brought to the UC Davis community thanks to a 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Grant.