Human Library For Social Change!
June 19, 2017
Delhi will see the unveiling of its first ‘Human Library’ on 18th June 2017.
WHAT IS IT?
A human library is like any other library- just that instead of books you get to borrow human beings. You can borrow a human book for 30 minutes and ask him/her any number of questions.
The idea behind the human library is to help participants converse with the ‘human books’, dispel their misconceptions and provide them with more knowledge and information on a particular subject. The human books have been chosen based on their knowledge of the subject and their personal experiences. Some have previously participated in the project and are even known figures in their respective fields, along with others who are first-timers. The event will showcase human books from 11 categories which include a recovering drug abuser, cancer survivors, Buddhism practitioner and a tea seller turned author to a female solo traveler.
WHERE TO GO?
The event will be open on June 18th from 2 pm to 7 pm at Innov8, Connaught Place. The event is free for all.
The idea took shape for the first time in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000. It came as an attempt to enforce social change and encourage conversation around marginalized communities, the Human Library movement has expanded to around 80 countries. In India, it was first introduced in 2016 at the IIM Indore. It was later adopted by Hyderabad and then Mumbai.