This was listed in our “Weekend Happenings”, but we are also highlighting it here as it presents a great opportunity to “Forti-fy” Civility – which is one of the goals of Forti-fy.

One of my favorite things to do is listen to another person’s life story. I am utterly amazed at times what people have lived through or how creative they are in their talents. There is just so much to learn from one another. At this event, you will be able to meet and talk with those whose life’s story may be very different than yours. Which means you will be learning a great deal and gain a greater understanding of those around you.

From their website:

“Human Library Fort Wayne believes that the same concept of the founding Human Library™ can be applied to our community. That is, the prejudices and stereotypes present in our community can be interrupted and dismantled by creating positive environments and a safe spaces for compassionate and open conversation. We have brought together a library of people from diverse walks of life who have faced challenge, stigma and/or discrimination as part of their life’s story – real people who are eager to be ‘on loan’ to readers in their own community for a dialogue that challenges, moves and opens them to new understanding and perspectives.”

Website information is here.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Location:  Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm