The Human Library is an international initiative that aims to create dialogue, greater understanding and tolerance between people by providing the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others. Individuals volunteer as ‘human books’ and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book – meaning they would have a conversation with the volunteer, ask them questions and share in a dialogue that takes them on a journey of the individual’s experience and thereby challenge their own perceptions.
Human books typically have titles that aim to represent a stigmatized or stereotyped group of people in the community. This could be people with disabilities, people leading an alternative lifestyle, people that have gone through certain experiences/struggles or other members of the community who are exposed to general misconceptions, stigma, stereotyping and/or prejudice. The purpose is to challenge what we think we know about those members of the community and to challenge our stereotypes and prejudices.
So if you’re ready to have your perceptions and notions challenged, if you are excited to hear personal and inspiring stories of stigmatized groups firsthand, and if you are curious and want to ask them questions you have always wondered about, then this is your chance!
To attend please take a minute to fill in this form, consisting of no more than 3 questions: http://goo.gl/forms/
If you have any questions regarding the event, venue or the like, please don’t hesitate to contact us by sending us a message. We’re happy to answer any inquires you have 🙂
There are no costs involved to attend the event, just a 3 LE entrance fee required by the venue Vodafone Garden.