Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion

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Viz Lounge - RLLC
Monday, March 12th
Tuesday, March 13th
11.00am - 1.00pm

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.

Themes are broad in nature, so please feel free to interpret as you will!

March 12, 2018 - Speaking Truth to Power
Experiences that tell a story about the effects of standing up for oneself and/or others, and any experiences that involve speaking truth when it might be difficult to do so.

March 13, 2018 - (Re)Defining Success
Experiences with overcoming obstacles, experiencing success, and what success means for them in their own lives.

Participate as a 'Living Book' and share your unique story with 'Readers' from our community by signing up below!

 

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.

March 12, 2018 - Speaking Truth to Power

Living Books are encouraged to share experiences that tell a story about the effects of standing up for oneself and/or others, and any experiences that involve speaking truth when it might be difficult to do so. This theme is broad in nature, so please feel free to interpret it as you will!'.

March 13, 2018 - (Re)Defining Success
Living Books are encourage to share their experiences with overcoming obstacles, experiencing success, and what success means for them in their own lives. This theme is broad in nature, so please feel free to interpret it as you will!

Living Books will have 15 minute sections during which to tell their stories to an audience of 1-3 Readers. Ideally, you will be available for all five sections, but please indicate below if you are only available for certain time slots.

 DEADLINE for Living Book Signup is March 1.

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

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