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The Human Library works like a traditional library. Instead of borrowing and reading a book, you can borrow a “living book” for a certain amount of time and learn through conversations with different people. The Human Library gives you the opportunity to speak directly to people on topics such as immigration, disability, activism etc. The “living books” will talk to you for 15-20 minutes about their life and experiences.

The Human Library takes place on the 10th of April 2018 from 12:00 till 15:00 at Nurmijärvi Campus in Kiljava and is organized by a group of exchange students from the Humak University of Applied Sciences.

Are you curious? Here you’ll find a short video which shows you how the Human Library works: https://vimeo.com/205874389

More about the project “Human Library”:
The idea was founded in 2000 by Danish activists. They wanted to build up understanding and break down prejudices and stereotypes through common dialogues. People rarely have the chance to confront the images in their heads with real people. Through the Living Library it gets possible.
The visitors will be able to speak informally with the “living books” in a welcoming atmosphere. Every “living book” has its own history. They are all from different ages and have a various kind of social and cultural background. The way it works is very simple: you can ask the books your questions or just listen to their stories.