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Human Library® at Lehman College: Fall 2018 Human Library®

The Human Library brings together the Lehman College Community to enhance experiences of diversity and inclusion. Students share their own stories of inspiration and resilience to break down barriers of stigma, bias, and misunderstanding.

Human Books | Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 12:00pm-3:00pm

THE HUMAN LIBRARY®

LOCATION: Leonard Lief Library - Library Lounge - 1st Floor

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018

TIME: 12:00PM - 3:00PM 

FEATURED ON: BronxNet OPEN (10/15/18),  BronxNet Open 2.0 (04/25/18) and News 12 The Bronx  (11/16/17)


 

"Discover something about a world you're not familiar with."  Human Book, Spring 2018

 

TITLE STORY TIME

 

ORTHODOX JEW IN THE CITY: RELIGIOUS PROFESSIONAL AND MOM

12:00 pm-3:00 pm

 

What makes an ultra-religious person different and not-so different from you.

 

 

 

SURVIVING THE SUICIDE OF A LOVED ONE - SIBLING GRIEF 

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

My younger sister's suicide at age 24 was sudden and devastating. Would the grief ever end? How would my family go on? How would I make sense of a world turned utterly upside down?

 

MAKING LEMONADE - A STORY OF TRAGEDY TO HOPE

12:00 PM-3:00 PM

The ingredients of a young male Bronxite entail his parents being murdered and the passing of his grandfather all before middle school. After he was adopted he received case management counseling and extra school services. Upon entering middle school, as one may imagine, he got into fights, suspensions, and poor grades. Yet, despite these ingredients for disaster, his life's recipe was changed and hope was added as a key ingredient.

Chapter 1: Dealing with death before middle school.  Chapter 2: Middle School challenges.  Chapter 2: Life, change and hope.

My Bronx Story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEpefGshRQI

 

 

LIVING WITH EPILEPSY

12pm-3pm

 

 

 

What do Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Vincent Van Gogh, Dante Alighieri, Lil Wayne, Danny Glover, Theodore Roosevelt, Neil Young, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Prince have in common? They live(d) with epilepsy.

Chapter 1: Adult onset epilepsy

Chapter 2: Types of epilepsy and seizures

Chapter 3: Isolation

Chapter 4: Confronting the stigma

Chapter 5: How I manage my epilepsy - medicine, staying active, healing

 

MY FOOT STEPS: HIDDEN DISABILITY

​1:30pm-3pm

 

 

I grew up with constant stares and loud whispers. The emotional pain felt way worse than the physical. I hid my deformity with clothing until I gained the confidence to open up like I'm doing now.

Chapter 1: What is Bilateral Clubfoot? Diagnosis prior to birth. Treatment - Ponseti Method - Surgery at 10 months old.

Chapter 2: Two Left Feet. I don't want to do that FUN thing because people will see my feet. Difficulty finding shoes. First relapse at 8 years old. Special orthotic shoes.

Chapter 3: Betrayal. Bullied by close friends. Look what you made me do - "Hidden Disability." Second relapse at 16 years old. Physical therapy.

Chapter 4: New Me, Who's This? I don't need to "fit in". How my feet determined my career. Present.

 

 

 

 

Process Your Experience

Take advantage of the Zine table and talk to a Counselor from The Counseling Center to help you process your experience, at the event.