Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion

 HDR_LivingLibrary2018

 

This event has been postponed until Fall 2018

The concept started in Denmark in 2000, and is designed to break down barriers between people. The “books” in a Human Library are people who belong to groups that frequently face challenges or discrimination due to broad generalizations, stereotyping, misunderstanding and even marginalization. The idea is for people to meet face to face to engage in open conversation about these challenges, break down barriers, encourage open dialogue and foster an inclusive environment. While this event is primarily targeted at students, we encourage everyone to take part, take out a "book" and learn about his or her realities. The Human Book will be ready to tell their story to interested readers for 15 minute time slots over the course of the two hour event.

What does it mean to be a book?
Think of this as a chance to tell your story in a very intimate setting, as if you were having a conversation with a friend. 1-3 readers will join you in a semi-private area, which will include seating. No bells, no whistles, YOU are the main attraction. No need to incorporate technology, imagery, or anything beyond how you show up in this world on a day-to-day basis. Share your journey and answer questions in 15-minutes or less.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rosalee Averin at raverin@mtroyal.ca