The Human Library @ Grand Blanc-McFarlen

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From Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:00 pm   until 8:00 pm

At 515 Perry Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439, USA


Have you talked to any good books lately? The Human Library™ is an international organization and movement that first started in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000. Its goal is to address people's prejudices by helping them talk to those they would not normally meet. The organization uses a library analogy of lending people rather than books.
 
The Genesee District Library will host a Human Library event on September 10 at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen branch. Human 'books' will be available for conversation from several of the pillars of prejudice, such as occupation, ethnicity, religious belief, gender, cultural background, health, social status, lifestyle or disability. 
 
Readers (that's you) will first stop at the check-in station to see what books are available. Once you make your selections, you will sit down with the human book and they will tell you a bit about themselves. A table of contents will describe topics they are willing to talk about. When 20 minutes are up, a new reader will sit down with the book. 
 
The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It's a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.
 
Stop in between 5 - 8pm and chat with some of our books. 

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