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Human Library® at Lehman College

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.

The Human Library® | Thursday, September 4, 2019 | 5:00pm-8:00pm

THE HUMAN LIBRARY®

Place: Student Life Building - Leadership Lounge/Room 111

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM


 

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MY FOOT STEPS WITH A PHYSICAL DISABILITY

 

 

I grew up with constant stares and loud whispers. The emotional pain felt 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?

Chapter 2: Treatment and special shoes

Chapter 3: Excluding myself from fun to avoid judgement

Chapter 4: Betrayal, Bullied by close friends
Chapter 5: Relapses after surgery
Chapter 6: Advocate for adults, new friends with clubfeet

 

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NAVIGATING LIFE AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY

 

How I deal with my SCI.

 

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LIVING WITH EPILEPSY

 

What do Fyodor DostoyevskyVincent Van GoghDante AlighieriLil WayneDanny GloverTheodore RooseveltNeil YoungFlorence 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

 

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