Living Library Project

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Thank you for your interest: applications are now closed.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2013
Event Date: November 26, 2013, 11 am-3 pm


The Living Library Project is an event designed to create dialogue, promote understanding and reduce prejudice. A collection of “human books” (widely varied in gender, cultural and religious backgrounds and age) is offered on “loan” to visitors. Facilitated by Living Library Librarians, visitors “borrow” the human book for up to 30 minutes for an open conversation.


The informal Reader-Book interaction is a positive and safe way to question and explore preconceived notions around race, class, gender, religion and sexuality, and share personal narratives in an open, face-to-face dialogue. We hope to promote tolerance and deepen understanding around social justice, equity and diversity.


We are currently looking for Books who have a compelling story to share. Our audience is mostly composed of students. If you are an open-minded individual who appreciates dialogue, different (and sometimes differing) opinions and cultivating awareness through the exchange of information, then this project is for you!


NOTE: We do read all applications, but due to the high volume, not all Books can be selected this time around.


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