Friday, 23 January 2015

Human Library: A Place for All of Us

International Week is hosting its first-ever Human Library, an international story-telling phenomenon that has been held in countries around the world. This opportunity is open to all members of the campus community.

A Human Library is a safe space where visitors can speak one-on-one or in very small groups to “people on loan” or human “books”.  The “books” are individuals from various demographics who have experienced stereotyping or prejudice or who have undergone a life experience that is often mischaracterized or misunderstood.

The North Campus Human Library (Augustana has had them for about 6 years) will take place during I-Week on Wednesday, January 28 in Rutherford South from 2:00 pm to 6:45 pm.

Please visit http://www.globaled.ualberta.ca/en/InternationalWeek/WednesdayJanuary28/HumanLibrary.aspx to review the collection of human "books", and consider checking one out!