Get ready this Sunday, it’s time for Delhi to up their curiosity, as the city hosts its very first Human Library event on June 18. The event will take place at Innov8 Co-working space in Connaught Place, where it will begin at 2 PM till 7 PM, people can walk in and borrow for 20 minutes human books – real people who will share their lives, experiences, and tales of success and sorrow. A participant can even ask them questions, all free of charge. The event will have 11 ‘books’.
The idea is to explore how we are more similar to each other than different & most importantly the Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected appreciated and answered.
One of the human books is a 23-year-old cancer survivor who wished to create awareness about the disease. “I want people to know that for 21 years of my life, both my legs were working, and I even had a plan made for the future. But, life always has a different plan for you,” they said, refusing to be identified because of family reasons.
The Human Library concept started out of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000 where Ronnie Abergel aimed at breaking notions about the society’s marginalised communities by the way of conversation and quickly spread to more than 80 countries. In India, such events have been held in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Indore.
Through this, a social change can be brought by breaking stereotypes, changing perceptions just with help of a friendly conversation. These ‘Human Books’ will be selected based on their understanding of the subject and personal experiences.
By Entrepreneurikshaw Team
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Source: Sasha Square