Human Library

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Filed under Library News:  Events Lyons New Media Centre Mills
Haman Library

Are you interested in having a conversation with a human book? Coming this Thursday March 13th, 2014 from 11am-2:30pm, McMaster Library and the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES) are hosting the Human Library event in the Lyons New Media Centre of Mills Library.

Please visit the website at library.mcmaster.ca/humanlibrary to read the Human book stories and reserve a book for conversation.  There are limited spots left so be sure to act fast to avoid disappointment.

A Human Library is where people from diverse backgrounds act as living books that are made available for 'loan' for conversation. Readers are encouraged to ask questions to learn more about that individual's experience of their culture, faith, gender identity, disability etc. The informal and interactive pedagogical approach uses direct dialogue as a means to dispel myths and stereotypes about members of historically marginalized populations. The event is free of charge to participants and open to members of the broader community of Hamilton. Human Libraries have been successfully staged in 27 countries across the world (http://humanlibrary.org), including some local universities (recently University of Toronto).