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Following on from last year’s successful event, the Library is hosting a second Human Library on November 13th.

The Human Library is a library of people, where readers can 'borrow' people serving as open books and have conversations they would not normally have access to. Every human book represents a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatisation or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, sexuality, ethnic origin etc.

The Human Library aims to establish a positive framework and safe space for dialogue between readers and a Human Book. The concept is based on personal conversation rather than a presentation or lecture. The Human Library helps to overcome stigma, combat prejudice, dismantle stereotypes, inform ignorance, clarify misconceptions, debunk myths, end discrimination, and challenge negative attitudes through conversations with Human Books.

The Library are currently recruiting ‘Human Books’ for their November 13th event. If you would like to find out more take a look at their website where you can also apply to be a Human Book, or email humanlibrary@warwick.ac.uk.

 

 

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