On Thursday, October 27th, the MacPhaidin Library hosted its first Human Library event. We had fifteen Books who were ready to speak on topics ranging from the current election and our civic duty to vote to first-generation college students’ experiences to being an immigrant to gender-based violence to experiences of being LGBTQ and POC and many more. Each Book was a member of the Stonehill Community who volunteered to share their personal experiences with Readers who came in for cookies and conversation.
Thank you to our Books!
Created in 2000 by the Danish youth organization Stop The Violence, the Human Library program is now active on five continents, where it enables individuals to “establish a safe conversational space, where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and hopefully answered. … It was developed to challenge societal prejudices wherever and for whatever reasons they occur, and to help people form a better understanding of those with whom they share their communities.”