Web Exclusive: ECU holds annual human library event

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East Carolina University held its sixth annual human library event this afternoon at Joyner Library.

The event has ‘human books’ on site to talk to people and share their personal journey.

Several people all with different stories represent the books. Some examples include: Living with Fibromyalgia, Queer Vegan, Mormon Missionaries, My Sister Has Down Syndrome, Holocaust Survivor and more.

“I think that everybody can benefit from having a conversation with someone that they don’t normally think they would come into contact with,” said event coordinator, Katy Webb.

One of the human books was Maurice Carter. His story was titled ‘Black, Queer, Golden Joinery.’

“It’s about being a human being and connecting to the human being that’s across from you or sitting beside you,” said Carter. “That’s what it’s all about.” 

To learn more about Carter and the Human Library, see the video above.   

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