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Albert S. Cook Library

Human Library at Towson University

An annual event co-sponsored by the Albert S. Cook Library and Center for Student Diversity, bringing together the Towson campus community to challenge stereotypes through respectful conversations.

Fall 2018

October 16th

October 17th

Bias; Extroverted; lonely patient

ADHD

Bisexual; Cultural appropriation; Representation in the media

Bisexual; Cultural appropriation; Representation in the media

Bisexual; gender neutral (nonbinary); athiest; mental illness

Bisexual; gender neutral (nonbinary); athiest; mental illness

Black; Christian

Christian; black woman

Depression; Adventist; Dysmenorrhea

Depression/Anxiety; Unmarried Mother

Disabled; Black

Depression; Adventist; Dysmenorrhea

Euro-American; Feminist; Male; Philosopher

Disabled; Black

Female; Veteran

Euro-American; Feminist; Male; Philosopher

GWOT Veteran; Police/CJ

GWOT Veteran and Police/CJ

Jew of Color; Queer Person of Color

Infertility

Latina; lower income; bisexual; alcholic; depression

Jew of Color; Queer Person of Color

Learning Disabled Adult; Post Modern Father (with free Dad Jokes); IVF Father; Agnostic; Liberal

Mental Illness - Depression; Asian/Asian-American Woman

Mental Illness - Depression; Asian/Asian-American Woman

Military Family; Witch; Pro Gun Control

Mental Illness (Synesthesia) and Bisexuality

No Degree; Single by Force

Military Family; Witch; Pro Gun Control

Poly-sexual; Mental Illness

No Degree; Single by Force

RA (Resident Assistant); Christian; Vegan; Sri Lankan; Religious Studies Major

Suicidal/mental illness

Suicidal/mental illness

 

Transgender; ADD

Fall 2017

In Fall 2017 we hosted our second Human Library at Towson University. The table below includes a list of Human Book titles from this year's event. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event a success!

 

October 3rd October 4th October 5th
Interfaith Marriage Muslim, Refugee Disabled, Black Woman, Plus Size
Lesbian, Military (US Army) Lesbian, Military (US Army) Lesbian, Military (US Army)
Jewish, Zionist, Depression, Social Anxiety, ADHD Jewish, Zionist, Depression, Social Anxiety, ADHD Jewish, Zionist, Depression, Social Anxiety, ADHD
Homeless youth, Depression/Anxiety Homeless youth, Depression/Anxiety Homeless youth, Depression/Anxiety
Immigrant, Low Income Lower income, Black woman, Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse Lower income, Black woman, Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse
Queer, Sexual Violence Survivor Queer, Sexual Violence Survivor Queer, Sexual Violence Survivor
Latina, Plus Size, Immigrant, Thespian, Paternal Abandonment, Unknown Schizoaffective/Schizophrenic, Vegan Gay
Muslim, African, Lower Income, Nigerian Depression, Anxiety, Meeting my birth father Black Woman, Vegetarian
Lesbian, Low Income Undocumented, Immigrant Lesbian, Low Income
Judaism Black, Feminine Lesbian ADHD, Lower Income, Gay, Transgender
Infertility Physical Disability/Tourette's Syndrome, Atheist  
Black Woman, Mental Illness Black Woman, Mental Illness  
Black, Feminine Lesbian Black, Bisexual  
Schizoaffective/Schizophrenic, Vegan ADHD, Lower Income, Gay, Transgender  
Transgender, Bisexual, Lower Income Immigrant, Low income  
Muslim convert from small town in New England Survivor of Domestic Violence  
Elder/Senior, White & Privileged    
African, Catholic, Straight    

 

Fall 2016

In Fall 2016 our first Human Library occurred. Below is the list of Human Book titles we had available. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event a success! The Fall 2016 Event was featured in the Towerlight

October 9th October 11th
Single Parent, Poverty, Child with Intellectual Disability, Victim of Intimate Partner Violence Transgender, Depression
Mental Illness, Sexual Assault, Homeless, Lower Income Drug abuse, Homeless, ADHD, Toxic Relationship, Anxiety, Depression
Transgender, Depression Learning Disabled, Dyslexia, GLD, Meningitis Survivor
Muslim, Low Income, Pakistani Queer, Feminist
Lesbian, Borderline Personality Disorder Infertility
Queer, Feminist Professional Beatboxer, Professional Vocal Percussionist
Bougie Black Boy, Well-Spoken Cuban from Miami, Marriage
Jewish, ADHD Abuse Victim, Paternal Abandonment 
African-American, Autism Haitian-American, Christian, Free-Spirit
African-Sex Worker, Queer Femme Female Comedian, Roofied
Relinquished Child for Adoption Wanting to be Homeless, Atheist but Observing All Religions/Spiritual Practice, Toxic Relationships
Abuse Victim, Paternal Abandonment   
Black Issues, Asexuality  
Jewish Scholar of Nazi Germany in the age of Trump  
Wanting to be Homeless, Atheist but Observing All Religions/Spiritual Practice, Toxic Relationships