Douglas College, British Columbia
The first institution in Canada to introduce the Human Library. After two years of being mainly email based and within Douglas College. The local organizers want to promote the idea of sharing community resources and provide an opportunity for residents to meet people they might otherwise not come into contact with. Coordinator Hazel Postma says: We are not so much concerned with breaking down prejudices as much as with sharing the incredible wealth of talent and expertise that Douglas College and the community we serve contains. We are in a very multicultural community where close to 40% of the population speaks another language as their mother tongue. So we are including participants from the Moslem faith, a person living with a mental illness, learning French as an adult, a police officer, an environmentalist, a photographer, published authors, international development in Africa, etc.
The target group for the Human Library events are the residents of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (approximately 200,000) and the services of the Human Library are free to its readers.
PO Box 2503
New Westminster, British Columbia
Contact person: Hazel Postma
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