The Launceston Human Library sets up a comfortable space for dialogue and interaction where members of the public are given an opportunity to speak informally with a living Book who tells a story about her or his experience. A `reader' enters the story by asking questions or telling about their own experiences. It's up to reader and living Book how they will use the time they can spend together. The Books are varied in age, sex and cultural background. The human library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging prejudice in a positive and humorous manner. It is a concrete, easily transferable and affordable way of promoting tolerance and understanding. Our program wants to be a simple and direct contribution to social cohesion in Launceston.
The program runs thanks to the participation and involvement of volunteers.
On Sunday 31st July we will be chatting over a cuppa at a very friendly venue - City Baptist. Everyone is welcome - just walk in!
Our volunteers will meet you and introduce you to a Human Book.
If you want to get an idea of our Book title collection, go to http://www.launcestonhumanlibrary.com.au/index.php?Books
Venue: City Baptist Church, 11 Frederick St. (opposite Princes Square)