The Human Library Comes to Stonehill
On October 27, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the MacPhaidin Library
The Library Books:
Constanza A. Cabello
Directory of Intercultural Affairs
While many people assume I am a US-Citizen, I’m not! I immigrated to the US form Chile as a baby and I’ve been a green card holder for most of my life.
Availability: 1:00 - 4:00pm
I will be talking about the following:
Parent to a neurodiverse, special needs child
White adoptive parent to a kid of color (WaP to KoC)
International adoption, Atheism, Obesity, Infertility
Head of Collections, Assessment and User Engagement
Availability: 1:00 - 4:00pm
When I think of “first-generation college students,” I often think of recent immigrants or people from a rural background. I am neither of those things, yet I was a first-generation college student and that shaped my college experience in a number of ways.
I’ve also recently become a parent, and I am interested in discussing both Parental Leave and Equal Pay.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Availability: 1:00, 1:30 & 3:00pm
I can talk about growing up white and Catholic in the heavily segregated and evangelical world of Memphis, Tennessee. This includes my experience of April 4, 1968, the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. I also can share my experiences of adopting three children internationally.
Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs
I can talk about my experience being a person of color at a predominantly white institution, who also came out as queer more than 12 years ago. Also, my experience as a first-generation college student has heavily influenced my career trajectory and passion for higher learning.
Head of Technical Services
Available 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Being a non-Catholic on a Catholic campus
Assistant Professor of Sociology
I can talk about my experience of immigrating to this country. I recently became an US citizen. I can share this experience with a reader as well. Also, for a reader who is interested in adoption, I will be happy to share my studies about stories of Korean birth and foster mothers as well as stories of adoptees from China and South Korea.
Associate Director of Career Development
I graduated from Stonehill in 2005 and have worked here since then, with the exception of one year. I came out as gay at 31, a little later in life compared to a lot of my friends. It was an interesting journey, and a personal one, as it is for every individual who identifies as LGBTQ+. I am happy to share my story, and also talk about what it is like working at a Catholic institution while LGBTQ+, and a non-Catholic. I would also be happy to discuss what it’s like to watch the College change and grow as an alum.
Director of Academic Development
I can discuss the joys and challenges of being a single parent, including the various legal, educational, and governmental obstacles I faced. Being a single mother since the birth of my daughter also gives me a different perspective.
Library Systems Technician
Availability: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
I grew up in a very rural county in Maryland with nearly 17% of the population living at or below the federal poverty level. I can talk about what it was like having White Privilege in an area with a low socioeconomic rate. In addition, I am a very pro- "Bully Breed" advocate of pit bulls (and other discriminated breeds) and staunchly against Breed Specific Legislation.
Availability: 1:15 - 2:30pm
Person of Color, Commuter
Availability: 2:30 - 4:00pm
I can talk about my experience as a white Latinx individual and how white privilege has shaped that experience. I am also a survivor of sexual violence who happens to be LGBT. I fully believe in intersectional feminism, and particularly enjoy discussing the politics surrounding the issue of abortion.
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Pro-Choice, White Privilege, Equal Pay, Gender-based Violence, Feminism
LGBTQ+, Adoption, White Privilege
Professor of Religious Studies
Available 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Right and Responsibility to Vote in 2016