The Human Library is opening a new book depot for New York City. The Brooklyn based depot will welcome readers online on January 24th, 2021.
“As I cried for social justice, I found the issues of intolerance and conflict to be something that desperately needs to be worked on.”
“The first time they experience it and their face lights up, you can just tell they are so excited about the possibilities with this library.”
“This is what the planet needs right now to get past our predispositions for war and violence and get to a place of diplomacy and care towards one another.”
“I saw tears dropping from her eyes as I spoke about the violence and insecurity I faced as a child and how my parents worked hard to pull my family out of that environment”
Meet Aske Ravn, a 25 year old dane from Copenhagen and open book on being Transgender.
It is such a humbling experience to help people heal, and when I listen to the reader’s stories, it has often led to some sort of personal growth.”
“I feel I have a responsibility to talk about it and by having difficult conversations, I believe I make it easier for others to share their stories.”
Alongside curated books, catwalks, and books for reading, the Flybrary at Burning Man this year will also be hosting the first ever Human Library.
All problems are usually small problems, when you look at it. It is just an experience of human life,” say our book of the month Mauro from Florence.