The Human Library Project | Hart House Thurs April 7, 11-3

The Human Library Project | Hart House

Details: Have you ever lost yourself in a good book? Explored new ideas or experienced far-off places through the written word?  Now is your opportunity to come face to face with a human book and hear, first-hand, from people who have lived to tell unforgettable stories.

Despite living in one of the most diverse cities in the world, we continue to face challenges to social cohesion such as discrimination, intolerance and prejudice. With the recent release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report, growing momentum with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as well as increasing occurrences of anti-Islamic rhetoric and actions, the 2016 Human Library is more timely than ever, primarily focusing on Indigenous, Black and Muslim perspectives.

Engage and ask questions about being First Nations in the city of Toronto, a Black Muslim in the post-9/11 world, or a woman of colour running for Federal Office. Each participant in our human library can be checked out, like a book, for 25 minutes of one-on-one time. You will get a chance to hear a story, share an insight and gain perspective.

Successfully staged in over 27 countries, this is the fourth time Hart House will be running this popular program, and students, staff and community members are welcome to attend.

Drop in or register on-line. Books are checked out on a first come, first serve basis.

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