Human Library

Unjudge Someone Running from
Last event: Saturday 6 November 2021 at 11.30am
  • Free (drop in)
  • The Kitchen

The Human Library aims to break down stereotypes and ‘unlabel’ the labels that we put on people through a ‘library’ – each ‘book’ is a person, and the title of the book is the label they have been given (‘autistic’, ‘queer’, ‘depressed’, for example).

A reader will drop in and choose a ‘book’, and then chat for around 20 minutes with that person about their label, ask questions, learn and discover the human being behind the label.

Who started the Human Library™?
The Human Library is a concept created by the Danish youth organisation Stop The Violence in 2000 and it is now operational on five continents. It is a library of human beings, individuals, that each represents a group in the community that are somehow exposed to stigma, prejudice and/or discrimination. The Human Library™ aims to establish a safe conversational space, where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and hopefully answered by the Human Book on loan. It was developed to challenge societal prejudices wherever and for whatever reasons they occur, and to help people form a better understanding of those with whom they share their communities.

Want to get involved?
A Human Book is a person who has volunteered to challenge prejudice through respectful conversation with members of the public, who ‘borrow’ them. They will have a title that relates to their experience of prejudice and/or discrimination. The borrowing will happen in Storyhouse and each Reader can borrow a book for up to 20 Minutes.

Certificate:

Children aged under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

Time details

11.30am - 3.30pm

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