Think of this as Story Corps for Strangers. Illinois State University has what's called a Human Library. It exposes students to the experiences of people who have endured adversity and stereotypes and shown perseverance in the face of discrimination or social exclusion.
Illinois State University is looking for more human books to tell their stories, and not just people from ISU, but from the community as well; whether it's those who battle depression and cancer, to former gang members, and stay-at-home moms.
Those accepted for training must be available for the next human library reading session September 21st.
GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with a human book and with Emily Vigneri of ISU's University College about the roots of the program and its growth.