We are looking for adults to volunteer as "human books" to talk about their lived experiences at our Human Library Chicago events.
A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. Individuals volunteer as human 'books’ and participants in the event can 'read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. 'Books’ are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community.
Volunteers are not expected to attend every HLC event. Instead, once you've joined our "book pool," we will email you two months before an event to ask if you are available to participate. Potential volunteers will meet with a member of the HLC/Intersection board to tell your story and learn more about the event.
- Public Speaking
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- About 4 hours for each event.
- Meet with HLC/Intersection board member for interview before participating in an event.