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April Virtual Displays

Welcome to McQuade Library's Social Justice Month Resources Guide! Since April is a month of multiple themes, we decided to cover them all under the umbrella of Social Justice Month. The tabs on the left will lead you to events, virtual book displays, pod

At Merrimack


Monday, April 11Social Justice in Action: Civic Engagement for Students with Disabilities, 10-11 a.m., O'Reilly 310.

Monday, April 11Anastasia Higginbotham at the Writers House, 4-5 p.m., The Writers House.

Tuesday, April 12Taking Action for Social Justice, 6:30-7:30 p.m., location TBD.

Wednesday, April 20Nicole Hassoun: Beyond Vaccine Nationalism in Pandemic Preparation and Response, 12:30-1:45 p.m., via Zoom.

Wednesday, April 20Social Justice Pop-Up Pop Quiz, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., on Main Street in the Sakowich Center. 

Wednesday, April 20Nina Banks on Democracy, Race, and Justice: The Speeches and Writings of Sadie T. M. Alexander, 4-5 p.m., The Writers House.

Thursday, April 21UN-Judge a Book by Its Cover: visit the Human Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., McQuade Library.

Thursday, April 21Shifting Our Mindset: Neurodiversity through a Strengths-Based Lens, 10-11 a.m., location TBD.

Friday, April 22Open Conversation on Global Justice and Issues in Ukraine, 12-1 p.m., via Zoom.

Monday, April 25Food Injustice Symposium, 4-6 p.m., Crowe Executive Room.

Tuesday, April 26Food Sovereignty and Seed Saving at the Merrimack Garden, 12:30-1 p.m., 27 Rock Ridge Road. 

Wednesday, April 27Dr. Christian Bolden at Writers House, 4-5 p.m., The Writers House.

If you would like to add an event, or if you have any questions, please contact Sandra Raponi, director of the Social Justice Program, at

The Human Library

Help build understanding for diversity at the Human Library- an internationally recognized event designed to connect people through real conversations about important issues. On Wednesday, April 20th and Thursday, April 21st, McQuade Library and Unity House at Merrimack college will create spaces for these conversations to take place, and we are recruiting "human books" to share with our community. The Human Library- an internationally recognized event designed to connect people through real conversations about important issues–helps build intercultural understanding for diversity and respect for differences.  "Human books" are brave individuals who are willing to share their life-stories about prejudice with readers in the hope of disrupting stereotypes and working to end intolerance.  In accordance with well-founded parameters set forth by the international Human Library organization, “‘Rules for readers ’are simple, respect the book, be curious, bring the book back on time and in the same condition it was given to you. Both parties have the right to end the loan at any time” (

The Human Library Project is all about open dialogue, without judgment or opinion, and is meant to challenge people's perceptions and stereotypes. This one-of-a-kind event is often a powerful experience for all involved. Have courage, share your story, and join our Human Library event! 

Application form for people wishing to serve as Human Library Books:

For more info on Human Library events, please refer to:

Human Library in the news

Human Library @ Fairfield Public Library

Human Library (International Organization/Initiative)

Please direct any questions regarding the Human Library to Laura Bishop: 

Sponsored by McQuade Library and Unity House.

Local Events

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 11 AM - 3PM - IN PERSON

Friday, April 15, 2022 | 2PM - IN PERSON

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM - IN PERSON

Friday, April 22, 2022 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - IN PERSON

National Events

Thursday, April 14 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday, April 15, 2022 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

April 22 - May 15, 2022