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                   HUMAN LIBRARY WHERE                                                                                          • The Night the Rain Came by R.J. Forester

                                                                                                                                • Finding My Inner Nomad by Katlin Hess
                                                                                                                                • This Hood is For the Southside of Chicago by
                            PEOPLE ARE BOOKS                                                                                       Imani Wimberly
                                                                                                                                • Officer of the Year… Almost by Kyrie York
                                                                                                                                • Black Sheep by Nick DiMento
                                                                                                                                • Alive: A Mixed Queer Latinx Student Living on the Border
                                                                                                                                  of Identity by Samuel Conde
                                                                                                                                • Faith, Identity and Music: A Genderqueer Journey
          On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, TCU’s first “Human Library” event was held at the Mary Couts                               by Nathan Berry
           Burnett Library in an attempt to promote tolerance, challenge assumptions and celebrate                              • A Question of Courage: Piet’s Race Against the Night Sky

        diversity within our community through intimate discussions of people’s unique experiences.                               by Kathryn Schruba
                                                                                                                                • Still in School: The 20-Something College Kit
                                                                                                                                   by Christopher D’Auria
       A                                                                                                                        • One Year In Morocco: A Peace Corps Story by Britt Luby
                                                                                                                                • Intentional Christian Community by Erin Randolph
             Human Library is an event that seeks to create
             a conversation and understanding between
                                                                                                                                • How To Be A Sister by Rebecca Fitzmaurice
             people from different backgrounds. It provides an
       opportunity for people to learn more about each other while                                                              • Sick Call Ranger’s Guide to Life by Michelle Johnson
                                                                                                                                • Depression and Suicide by Alec Mothershead
       working through stereotypes and discrimination. Individuals                                                              • A Month In Mexico by Lydia Galvan
       volunteer as human books to share their lived stories.                                                                   • The Out Crowd by Sue-Jin Green
       Participants or readers check out a book of interest for a                                                               • Who Am I? by Isuru Perera
       20-minute one-on-one conversation to learn more about that                                                               • An American in Singapore: Life and Culture in Southeast
       person, their life and the challenges her or she have overcome                                                             Asia by Sarah Chu
       or face.
                                                                                                                                After the high-spirited sessions, participants expressed
       “We often go through life with people that we consider                                                                   their satisfaction with comments such as, after hearing
       friends but never hear or know what their story is,” said Imani                                                          someone’s story they forged new connections, were
       Wimberly, Hall Director in Housing and Residence Life. “The                                                              enlightened and revived, and became aware of who they
       Human Library provides the opportunity to truly learn about                                                              are.
       the amazing Horned Frogs we have here at TCU.”
                                                                                                                                “Because TCU has such a rich, diverse community with
       Twenty-eight human books were scattered throughout the                                                                   so many great stories it was important to us to provide a
       Library in various study rooms. Book titles included:                                                                    platform, space and opportunity for those tales to be told.”
                                                                                                                                said Peyton Lipscomb, Waits Hall Director.
       • From the Latin Kings to TCU by Justo Ortega
       • 286 Weddings & Counting! A look Inside Robert Carr                                                                     TCU’s first attempt at hosting a Human Library event was
         Chapel at TCU by Kayli Burnett                                                                                         a success. The committee surpassed their goal of 16 books
       • How I Found Out I Wasn’t Rich! by Bianca Newton                                                                        and 100 readers to 28 books and more than 100 readers. To
       • The Addam’s Family: Or Why I Hired Misfits, Criminals                                                                  Lipscomb the true measurement for success of the Human
         and Oddballs in My First Tech Startup by Michael Sherrod                                                               Library is knowing the participants felt value in the sharing
       • Pursuing the Call to Ministry as an LGBTQ Individual                                                                   of stories and learning something along the way.
         by Laura Allen
       • Why I Stopped Mispronouncing My Name by                                                                                The Human Library is an international movement that
          Beatriz Gutierrez                                         “ “                                                         originated in Denmark in the year 2000, making its way
       • Thick Skinned: How I Learned I am Stronger Than Others    Because TCU has such a rich, diverse                         around the world. TCU’s Human Library committee plans
         Think by Evan Saperstein                                  community with so many great stories it was                  to continue this event as it’s focused on highlighting and
       • What Are You? – A Personal Perspective on Multiracial     important to us to provide a platform, space                 celebrating diversity, deepening relationships and creating
         Identity by Yvonne Lin Giovanis                           and opportunity for those tales to be told.”                 and strengthening connections.
       • Student Single Parenting by Sarah Mitchell
       • Eldercare From the Caregiver’s POV by Katherine Ware      Peyton Lipscomb, Waits Hall Director

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