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HUMAN LIBRARY |4.16.2023
Main Library

The Human Library™ is, in the true sense of the word, a library of people. It is a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered. It is a global initiative and hands-on learning platform designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The City of Toledo Human Relations Commission, Owens Community College and Toledo Lucas County Public Library invite the entire community to check out the Human Library.  



YWCA Stand Against Racism

YWCA invites you to take a Stand Against Racism. It is critical that we find understanding and ensure the dignity, humanity, and rights of people of color and immigrants. Let’s work together to support justice, safety, and opportunity in all communities.


Racial Justice Challenge

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio Virtual Book Discussion Group is free and open to all adults featuring themes of racial and social justice. Groups meet via Zoom and the meeting link will be sent prior to the listed discussion date. Every book chosen is available in all formats at the Toledo Lucas County Library.



Better Toledo | Bridges Out of Poverty Leadership Overview
5.4.2023 | Main Library

Bridges Out of Poverty provides the common language, understanding, and tools to address poverty through leadership in professional and community settings to improve customer service and teamwork. Participants increase awareness of how economic class impacts life experience, resources, and stability and how that translates to leading teams. Stephen MacDonald – Getting Ahead / Bridges Out of Poverty Program Manager at Lucas County Family and Children First Council | Certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer



2023 UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon

MAY 12, 2023

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


TOLEDO, OH 43604

UNCF Toledo is proud to announce that Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewcz will host its second UNCF Toledo Mayor’s Luncheon. This luncheon will bring together Toledo area business, civic and education leaders to support UNCF’s work to create a college-ready culture that provides students with the support they need to get to and through college.

UNCF seeks to increase educational opportunities for minority students in our community and increase the educated workforce pipeline in our nation. Each year UNCF provides scholarships to students.

Hosted by UNCF Cleveland



Better Toledo | Cultural Competency and Humility Leadership

Thursday, May 18 | 3:00 p.m.
Main Library

Cultural inclusivity benefits the workplace, offering viewpoints that add value to decisions and understanding amongst teams. Learn leadership practices that lean into cultural inclusion and humility.

This event is sponsored by Lucas County Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) and is part of Better Toledo, a personal and professional development series to ensure “you will do better in Toledo."


Rise Advocates Academy

Before starting the Rise Advocates® Academy, I felt stuck, doing jobs I knew paid well, yet I never felt a sense of fulfillment, and I didn’t believe anyone was valuing my true worth potential.


I started to do what I am asking you to do …                                             

I started to invest in myself through coaching and development, to discover who I was, to understand what was at the bottom of my heart, to believe in my deep calling, and what I’ve been put on this earth to do.

After graduating from law school, I took my first personal development session, and for the first time, someone asked me to define my values, to write my story, and, I was asked the the most important question of my life, “what happened to you?”

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