Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Human Library in Westside Library

As part of Library Ireland Week 2011 Westside Library will host Galway’s first ‘Human Library’. This event will be held at Westside Library on Wednesday 16th March 2011 between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm.
In the Human Library books are people! The shelves are full of people who frequently face prejudice. In the Human Library you can chat to these human books and change your preconception of them and maybe theirs of you.

Galway Library Service plan to have ‘books’ for the following stereotypes: Traveller (ethnic group in Ireland), disabled, lone parent, early school leaver, refugee, Muslim, former homeless, Irish language speaker, member of An Garda Síochána, and Blonde Woman. The titles of our books all represent people who the local organizers know have been stereotyped in the community.

The Human Library is prepared with funding from the Social Inclusion Unit of Galway County Council to cover the running costs for the event. As always, the services of the Human Library are free to its readers.

For more information please contact Westside Library at 091-520616

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