The University of Westminster Human Library Project, launched in October 2015, is a worldwide initiative, providing a safe space for people to connect and engage in challenging and respectful conversations about their experiences.
On Wednesday 17 October, the Human Library Project recognised Black History Month for the third year in a row since its launch.
The event, supported by the Student’s Union and the University of Westminster BME Staff Network, was open to all staff and students from across the University to volunteer and engage in up to 30 minutes of challenging and respectful conversations about their experiences of prejudice, discrimination, bias, stigma and stereotype.
Participants chose whether to be a ‘book’ or a ‘borrower’, and were briefed on their role in the Human Library. For ‘books’, making the book title was a creative and reflective process and served as a trigger for conversation with the human ‘borrower’. Participants were, afterwards, invited to evaluate their experience.