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"Let's start our own Human Library" workshop

Event poster: hands making heart-shapes
13 Nov 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multi-purpose Room, Counseling & Wellness Center, 5/F, lift 3
Dr Chitat Chan
Principal Investigator of the Jockey Club Human Libraries Hub project

Don't judge a book by its cover! In a Human Library, readers borrow human beings serving as open books have conversations they would not normally have access to. And in a Human Library, human books defy a stereotype.


Human Library has become trendy in the recent few years and it has started to be talked about in Hong Kong. It creates a safe place to line up people with different backgrounds to learn about another person's story in the real-life with an aimed topic, with a target to challenging stigma and stereotypes through dialogue.


SEN Support has invited Dr Chitat Chan of the Human Library Hong Kong to give a workshop on how to be a "book" to tell others your personal experience with your topic -- it is a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. In the workshop, you will learn about:

  1. The background and development of Human Library in the World and in Hong Kong

  2. Readers and Human Books in a Human Library

  3. Rules and regulations in a Human Library

  4. Skill workshop


While it is not compulsory, SEN Support will assist interested students to serve as the human books to organize a Human Library on Special Educational Needs on campus in Spring 2020 term.


Light refreshment will be served in the workshop. Please register on or before 11 November 2019, Monday.