Saturday, 7-8.30pm (Last Saturday of every month)
Location: 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh [ Map ]
Our Tribe is on Saturday 25th May - starting at 7pm, arrive from 6.30pm
HUMAN LIBRARY EVENING
This idea came from one of our Church members, Katie who has been involved in several Human library events in Glasgow. We are delighted to be hosting our own version of this event at Our Tribe.
The Human Library is designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding. In its original form the Human Library was a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction. Visitors to the Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan” who are called books. The Human Library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging the most common prejudices in a positive and humorous manner. It is a concrete, simple and affordable way of promoting tolerance and understanding.
PEOPLE AS BOOKS
As a human book folks will tell their story (speaking for 5-10 minutes) and then allow the reader(s) to ask questions for 5-10 minutes. The stories told should help others hear what it is like to experience being different, prejudice or oppression.
READERS OF BOOKS
Readers of human books are asked to follow the guidelines below to help then get the most out of the session
Guidelines for readers
Please remember that all Living Books have kindly volunteered to be lent out as examples of some of the most common prejudices in our society. They must be returned to us in the same condition, as they where in at the time of check-out.
You are encouraged to ask questions and share your own point of view, but always with respect for the person who has volunteered. The Living Book can choose to discontinue a loan and return to the Library, if he or she feel so inclined.
The Living Book must be returned to the Library at the agreed deadline (loans are between 15-20 mins). Please respect the deadline and the closing time of the Human Library. You are only allowed to take out one book at a time. Readers will have the chance to read 3 books during the evening.
The main web site for the Human Library is http://humanlibrary.org. Have a look at this if you have time as it's an interesting site.
Tea and coffee will be served.