Human Library - Take out a prejudice

Human Library Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaLink to the local organizers website

As part of the introductory curriculum in Sociology and Anthropology which focuses on concepts such as prejudice, discrimination and social inequality, the Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Canada, plan to use the Human Library Methodology as a teaching and learning tool that will provide a unique and dynamic opportunity for students and the local community to engage in dialogue and interact with a diverse group "Living Books" composed of individuals from the Greater Halifax Regional Municipality. The idea is to use the Human Library as a tool to see Sociology in action.

The Human Library event will take place at the university library on March 21st, 2012 and is prepared under the supervision of Dr. Alan Brown who has organized several outreach events throughout his university career as well as having served on numerous committees of Professional Academic Associations. Finally, student leaders from the Sociology and Anthropology Student Association will provide additional support.

The Human Library is open to Students, Faculty and Staff of Mount Saint Vincent University, their families, friends and members of the community.

Established by the Sisters of Charity in 1873, the Mount Saint Vincent University was one of the only institutions of higher education for women in Canada. At a time when women could not vote, the Mount provided an opportunity for women to learn and participate equally in society.

The Human Library Organization is proud to partner with Mount Saint Vincent University.

Event details:

Date/s: March 21st, 2012  

Open: 3 pm - 7:30 pm

Duration of loans: 30 minutes

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University Library

Address: n/a

Organizers: Staff and students from Mount Saint Vincent University

Contact person: Dr. Alan Brown