About Human Library
The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.
About the event
Our motive is to create positive environments that allow people to challenge prejudice and stereotypes through dialogue. British Council in association with Human Library Chennai will host the inaugural reading session at the Chennai centre on Saturday 1 July from 11.00 a.m. With an aim to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue, the session will have ‘human books’ available for reading. Parallel conversation sessions throughout the day will take place as these human books or individuals share their stories and experiences, and answer the questions of the readers.
The human books in this library are people who have experienced prejudices due to various issues such as race, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, gender identity, class, religion/belief, lifestyle choices or other aspects of who they are. The idea of this library is to allow these books to share their stories and allow the readers to widen their perspectives while listening and relating to their experiences.
Borrow these books, have a conversation with them and leave with a widened perspective on different social groups in our society.
Please register to attend the event.