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Human Library – “STAMP OUT STIGMA”

April 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am

On Wednesday, April 20, the second year Human Service students in partnership with the ACM Library staff have planned a “Human Library” focused on Mental Health Stigma. This is part of their final Capstone Project with the theme of “Stamp Out Stigma!”.

The Human Library is a national project (www.humanlibrary.org) which involves people and their stories – they are the “books” that can be “checked out” through the library. Using story and personal contact, the idea is to break down barriers and stereotypes that can separate people or contribute to stigma.

Currently the students are recruiting and “cataloguing” the stories of individuals who have had life experiences with mental health and addictions issues and who are willing to be “books”. In the next few weeks, they will be sending out a list of the “books” and a brief description of the focus of their stories. There will be two options for checking out the books:
• Faculty, staff, and students can come to the library on 4/20 and have the opportunity to meet and talk with a book of their choice
• Faculty can reserve a “book” for a class. (Although April 20 is the Human Library Day, the students will make every effort for other days/times that week .)

For more information please contact Jennifer Whitman, a Human Service student, at jwhitman416@student.allegany.edu


April 20, 2016
8:00 am


Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Road, SE
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States