Human Library Winchester

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Stripe Building The University of Winchester

Sparkford Road

Winchester

SO22 4NR

United Kingdom

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Bringing people together, bridging differences and combating social stigma and bias - one conversation at a time.

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Confirmed list of titles:

Muslim, Vegan, Animal Rights Activist, Non-Binary, BDSM, Autistic, Bisexual Christian, Mormon, Introvert, OCD, Refugee, Bipolar, Transgender, African American, Home Educator, Immigrant, Post Apartheid, Polyamorous, Borderline/Depression, Hunt Saboteur, Gay Parent, Atheist, Tattooed Proffessional, Feminist, Recovered Alcoholic.

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If you would like to reserve a specific title, please e-mail us with your choice and preferred time slot (The slots run at half-hour intervals from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm. Some titles are only present for half a day.)

humanlibwinch@hotmail.com

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Human Library is an international equalities movement, which started with a really simple idea: just as any other library, it connects books with readers. The only difference is that ‘books’ are real people, and ‘reading’ is a conversation. Since the first edition, organised at the Rotskilde rock festival in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library events have been organised on five continents, in countries as diverse as Tunisia, Mexico, Poland, Estonia, Belarus, Thailand, New Zealand and the Phillipines.

A reader coming to the Human Library selects from a list of available titles and can then engage in an honest conversation, where direct questions are allowed and expected. Each of the titles reflects aspects of identity which invoke prejudices and biases; previous editions included titles such as ‘Unemployed’, ‘Homeless, ‘Refugee’, ‘Single Mother’, ‘Pagan’, ‘Disabled’, ‘Childless by Choice’, and ‘Homeless’.

What happens next is a conversation which can transform both the reader and the Human Book. Having a direct, honest dialogue with somebody very different from us can help dispel myths and prejudices, see common ground and similarities, but also understand that some differences are impossible to reconcile.

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Stripe Building The University of Winchester

Sparkford Road

Winchester

SO22 4NR

United Kingdom

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