The purpose of the event is to recognize the new Centre for Jewish, Catholic and Islamic Studies at King’s University College and celebrate the diversity of the campus and community. The Living Books will be representing a variety of religious faiths and beliefs as well as cultural practices and experiences. The local organizers hope to dispel some of the misconceptions that the students may have towards marginalized and misunderstood societal groups of various religious and cultural backgrounds.
The Human Library will take place on February 15th and 16th, 2011. Titles on loan are expected to include the Mennonite, Hindu Yogi, Imam, First Nations Elder/Spiritual Healer, Buddhist, Atheist, Female Anglican Priest, Mormon, Wiccan, Jewish Orthodox Rabbi, Religious Refugee and Seminarian.
Interested "Readers" should go to the Cardinal Carter Library, an integral part of the King´s University College, which has numerous study rooms to accommodate confidential conversations.
The library is already a very busy place on campus and so the local organisers are hoping this will entice students who may not have heard of the event or seen the posters and ads around campus to participate.
As always the services of the Human Library are free to the public.
Date: February 15 & 16th, 2011.
Open: 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Duration of loans: 30 minutes
Location: Cardinal Carter Library, King´s University College
Address: 266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario N6A2M3, Canada
Organizers: Cardinal Carter Library and Career Services at King’s University College
Contact person: Meaghan Shannon
Weblink: King´s University College