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Health Sciences

The Human Library; part of Diversity Fortnight Event

The Human Library
12:00 - 14:00
23 February 2017
Life Sciences foyer (Building 85), Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please email Sandra Walker at .

Event details

As part of Diversity Fortnight (20th February to 7th March 2017), the Faculty of Health Sciences is contributing with The Human Library. In its initial form the Human Library is a mobile library where visitors are given the opportunity to speak informally with ‘people on loan’; this latter group being extremely varied in age, gender and cultural background.

This initiative is an innovative approach designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudice and encourage understanding. The Human Library enables groups to break down stereotypes by challenging the most common prejudices in a positive and humorous manner. it is a concrete, easily transferable and affordable way of promoting tolerance and understanding.

  • The Human Library is an international equalities movement which promotes positive social change in over 60 countries
  • At a Human Library ‘Books’ are people, and reading is a conversation
  • Human Books are volunteers who share personal experience to challenge prejudice, stigma and discrimination
  • Our sessions are 'Drop-ins' so feel free to come along on the day and see what books we have available to browse!

To learn more about the University's Diversity Fortnight 2017 and to register for Showcase workshops visit the Diversity Showcase website. For more information on the wider Human Library project, please visit the Human Library website.

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