The Human Library Project is an international equalities movement that seeks to challenge prejudice and discrimination using the power of conversation.
The Human Library Project is an international equalities movement that seeks to challenge prejudice and discrimination using the power of conversation. It connects communities and is gathering momentum across the world. There is now a Human Library in over 70 places including the US, China, Europe and the UK.
Human Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate differences, and encourage a better understanding of people who come from varied cultural or life backgrounds. The initiative offers an important space for challenging implicit attitudes and unconscious bias.
How it works
In a library setting, participants ‘take out’ a self-titled human ‘book’ for up to 30 minutes of respectful and courageous conversation about their experiences of prejudice, bias, stereotype, stigma or discrimination. Afterwards, participants are invited to evaluate their experience. The event is open to both staff members and students. This event is focused on disability.
Book a session
The event is open to both staff and students.
Library training rooms
115 New Cavendish Street