Library Human Library

4th Annual Human Library
Thursday Nov. 7, 2019
1:00-4:30pm & 6:00-8:30pm

Deadline: Mon. Oct. 28th, 2019

A worldwide movement for social change. The Human Library is an international movement that started in Denmark in the year 2000 and has since made its way through over 80 countries. Human Library at Fairfield University was created with the permission of the Human Library Organization.

Fairfield University's 2019 Human Library is co-sponsored by DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Office of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Marketing & Communications Departments, Campus Ministry, Center for Faith and Public Life, Counseling & Psychological Services, Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Athletics, and Student Affairs. Co-chairs: Barbara Ghilardi & Lisa Thornell. Contact Us with any questions


The Human Library® is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. ‘Human Books’ are Fairfield University students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have volunteered to share their story to break down barriers based on race, religion, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, lifestyle choices, disability or other aspects of their life.

The Human Library provides the opportunity for the Fairfield University community to share and understand the experiences of others.


Books 2019