Human Library - Take out a prejudice

Human Library at PuSh Festival, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, CanadaLink to the Festival website in English

A Human Library will be featured as part of the many events that take place in Vancouver, Canada during the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2013.

The event will reappear for three weekends straight as part of the festival program. Starting on the weekend 18-20th. That should provide local readers and visitors to the festival with ample opportunity to pick up a title that can challenge their perceptions and views. Local organizers expect to present more than thirty different human book titles to readers.

As always the services of the Human Library are free to readers.

From Metro News:
Vancouver playwright Dave Deveau is the curator of the Human Library. He said the project is an important way to connect with people who have radically different viewpoints.

“It’s really rare to be able to sit down and … talk one-on-one with a person who we probably wouldn’t necessarily strike up a conversation with,” he said. “It lets us peer, very briefly, into their lives and their struggles and find that core human relatability.”

Event details:

Date: January 18-20th, 25-27th and February 1-3rd 2013.

Open: 12 - 4 pm

Duration of loans: Up to 30 minutes

Location: Vancouver Public Librarys Central Library 

Organizers: PuSh Festival & Vancouver Public Library

Contact person: Dave Deveau

Address: 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada