Monday Sep 19
All dayVisitors to the Living Library have an opportunity to listen and learn from community members with unique perspectives, through one-on-one and small group conversations. These community members volunteer in the role of our "Books", and offer to share parts of their personal stories with visitors. Previous books include: an RU police officer sharing his perspective, faculty members dealing with health issues, and students, some of whom identify as part of the LGBTQ community, who have dealt with loss, and who are domestic violence survivors. The goal of the Living Library is to promote open conversation between members of the Radford University community. Students learn from having their prejudices challenged, and our feedback shows that they leave with deeper understanding and respect. Hearing others' perspectives and personal experiences allows visitors to the Living Library to critically analyze different viewpoints to understand how important societal issues might affect them and others in our community.