Friday, February 27, 2015

Now Recruiting Human Books for THE HUMAN LIBRARY!


Now recruiting HUMAN BOOKS for our April 2015 Human Library Event!

The Human Library is an equalities project developed to challenge societal prejudices, and to help people form a better understanding of those with whom they share their communities.

The role of the Human Book is central to the library’s success. Through respectful conversation with members of the public who “borrow” them during the event, Human Books will challenge stereotypes and prejudices relating to their own experiences. They will create a book title for themselves that relates directly to their experience of prejudice and/or discrimination.

You are eligible to be a Human Book if you have experienced prejudice due to issues such as race, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, gender identity, class, religion/belief, lifestyle choices or other aspects of who you are.

Boston’s first-ever Human Library event will be taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 10-2PM at the Field’s Corner Library in Dorchester, MA. The Human Library is sponsored by Write on the DOT, The UMass Boston MFA Program, and BPL Field’s Corner.

An info session for interested Human Books will be held in March. Contact Lynn and Elysia at to participate in this groundbreaking event!





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