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Thursday, April 4

The Human Library
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hillman Library, Digital Scholarship Commons, G-49 3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Announced by:
Director's Office on behalf of Pitt Global and Hillman Library
Keith Newsome
Contact Phone:
8 4458
Contact Email:

Human Library

The Human Library is an event that encourages people from different backgrounds to talk with and learn from each other. Several “human books” have volunteered to share their experiences with participants in small group settings. Those who want to talk with a human book can sign up as a "reader" to “borrow” the human book and participate in one of these small group conversations.

The goal of the Human Library is to build understanding and challenge stereotypes and prejudices through a non-confrontational and friendly conversation. We feel these open and honest conversations can lead to greater acceptance, tolerance and social cohesion in the community.

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My LatinX Life:

As the daughter of the Cuban diaspora, I was born in Miami, FL and have spent my life straddling borders, negotiating identities, code-switching in daily conversations and learning to embrace the diversity of living as a Latinx in the United States.

I will discuss the heterogeneity of Latina/o/x community members across the U.S., identify some of the challenges and obstacles I confronted as a college student in the South and share some lessons learned from my professional experience in academia thus far.

For More Book Descriptions, visit https://pitt.libguides.com/humanlibrary/2019books