Want to be a living book for a day?

The McMaster Library and the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES) are hosting a Human Library event in the Lyons New Media Centre of Mills Library.  The event will take place Thursday March 13th, 2014 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

A Human Library is where people from diverse backgrounds act as living books that are made available for loan to readers for conversation.  Readers are encouraged to ask questions to learn more about that individual’s experience of their culture, faith, gender identity, disability etc.  The informal and interactive pedagogical approach uses direct dialogue as a means to dispel myths and stereotypes about members of historically marginalized populations.  The event is free of charge to participants and open to members of the broader community of Hamilton.

Human Libraries have been successfully staged in 27 countries across the world (http://humanlibrary.org), including some local universities (recently University of Toronto)

The Best Stories are the Ones that are True!

Do you have a story that’s waiting to be told?

  • Apply to be a human book (online form).  Applications are due by Friday February 7th, 2014.