DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. The Human Library is a danish idea from 2000 and is now available in more than 80 countries.

The Human Library is, in the true sense of the word, a library of people. We host events where readers can borrow human beings serving as open books and have conversations they would not normally have access to. Every human book from our bookshelf, represents a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatization or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, ethnic origin etc.

At this event you will hear from Katy Jon Went the Human Library UK Coordinator (Volunteer). Katy will present everything from the history of the concept down to how best to run a Human Library in your venue. They will also talk about the role of the people volunteering to be a ‘book’ including how best the books can serve the curiosity of the reader. By providing this opportunity to hear from Katy you will be more inspired to volunteer either as a book or a librarian to help run future Human Libraries at your library or venue.

Duration

Approx 120 mins

Time details

10am - 12pm

Upcoming events

Tuesday 31 March 10am Garret Theatre Book now

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