The aim of the Human Library is to foster open communication and to combat prejudice. This is a way for people to “un-judge” others and learn more about people as humans, not by their labels. The human books are people who have volunteered to share their experiences based on their topic. It is a safe space for dialogue. By listening to their stories, you realize the importance of not “judging a book by its cover.”

Have you heard of a Human Library? A human library is where PEOPLE are BOOKS. The Human Library is an international organization started in Denmark in 2000. They host events where participants can have a conversation with someone they normally may not have the chance to talk to. The “human books” are people in our society who may be subjected to prejudice, stigmatization, or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, ethnic origin, etc.

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