A Human Book is a person who has volunteered to challenge prejudice through respectful conversation with members of the public, who borrow them. They will have a title that relates to their experience of prejudice and/or discrimination.If you have experienced prejudice due to issues such as race, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, gender identity, class, religion/belief, lifestyle choices or if you have experienced being a victim, experiencing trauma or loss or share a life with someone living with any difficulties and would like to know more about becoming a book, please complete the following form HERE and we will connect with you and send you more information
A Human Library in principle can be organized by anyone who understands the importance of challenging the stereotypes and prejudice that often leads to stigma and discrimination, and who wants to promote respect for difference and diversity in their community. Human Libraries can be organized by a group of individuals or an organization/institution. Events are presented by public libraries, student groups, universities, high schools, colleges, festivals, non governmentals, public authorities and private partners. However permission is needed from the HLO.
We are always also looking for people that would be willing to volunteer their time for events, administration or other support. Please send us a message if you would like to find out how you can get involved.