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6th Annual Human Library
Wednesday November 10, 2021

10am-12pm and 2-4pm

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 85 countries. Human Library at Fairfield University was created with the permission of the Human Library Organization.

The 6th annual Human Library is hosted by the DiMenna-Nyselius Library with co-sponsors including the: Center for Social Impact; Office of Student Engagement; Office of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs. The following departments have representation on the planning committee: Athletics, Campus Ministry, Center for Social Impact, Counseling & Psychological Services, English, Marketing & Communications, Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Office of the Provost, Student Engagement, Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Online Learning, Residence Life, and Visual & Performing Arts. The Library's Planning Team is Lisa Thornell, Emily Porter-Fyke, and Matthew Blaine. For questions, contact Lisa.


The Human Library® is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge or address stereotypes, prejudices, stigma, or taboo topics through dialogue. ‘Human Books’ are Fairfield University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members 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.

What is a Human Library? Infographic