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Living Library

About the CU Living Library

The CU Living Library: Continuing Community through Dialogue event is an opportunity for people to engage with one another around stories in a supportive environment which encourages questions and open mindedness. “Books” -- people who are willing to share stories about their lives and diverse personal backgrounds -- and small groups of “Readers” will engage in brave, in-depth, authentic conversations across gender, race, nationality, religion, and ability. This event will allow students and campus community members to experience positive, authentic conversations, learning about themselves and others.

Organized by:  Megan WelshJuleah Swanson, Lindsay Roberts, Gwendaynn Roebke.

The Living Library is supported by the University Libraries and funded in part through an Implementation of Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching (IMPART) award from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.

2019 Spring Books

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Volunteer to be a Book in Spring 2020.

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Living Books will share stories about their lives in order to challenge assumptions and to engage in respectful conversation with the members of the CU community, who borrow them. Dialoguing through difference.


Questions & Contacts Megan Welsh |  Juleah Swanson | Lindsay Roberts

Photo credits: Book 1 by Cole Keister; Book 2 by Rex Pickar; Book 3 by Aung Soe Min; Book 4 by Ben White; Book 5 by Eranda Fernando; Book 6 by Suzanne Williams; Book 7 by Victor Freitas; Book 8 by Caroline Hernandez; Book 9 by Jonathan Daniels; Book 10 by Samuel Zeller; Book 11 by Erik Odiin; Book 12 by Ahmad Dirini. Guide by CSinkinson.