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The Human Library Project

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The Human Library Project


Real people. Real conversations.

Have you ever lost yourself in a good story? Explored new ideas or experienced far-off places through the written word? Now is your opportunity to ask questions and hear, first-hand, from people who have lived to tell unforgettable stories.


Deconstructing Communit(ies); Intersecting Identities

What is community? Who belongs? Who is excluded? Who makes the decisions? What does it mean to be within, or outside the borders of a community. How are our intersectional* identities acknowledged or disregarded in various spaces?

Anti-Black racism, colonialism, transphobia, Islamophobia, ableism and saneism all play out in different spaces. This Human Library seeks to problematize the construct of communit(ies).

Join us to hear people speak about their own triumphs in a complex world that often forces us to simplify our full selves.


Each participant in our human library can be checked out, like a book, for 25 minutes of one-on-one time. Hear a story, share an insight and gain perspective.


This event is open to students, staff and community members.

Drop in or register on-line.

This year’s Human Library is a drop-in event, but we encourage registration – come anytime between 11 am and 2:30 pm.

When: Thursday, November 29th, 2017 from 11 am–3 pm

Where: East Common Room, Hart House

Cost: Free

*Please note this is a drop-in event and guests can come for 25 minutes, or stay for the full event! Come and check it out, and decide how long to stay.

Check out the book profiles here.


*First coined in 1989 by Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Intersectionality is an analytic sensibility, a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power. Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members, but often fail to represent them. Intersectional erasures are not exclusive to black women. People of color within LGBTQ movements; girls of color in the fight against the school-to-prison pipeline; women within immigration movements; trans women within feminist movements; and people with disabilities fighting police abuse — all face vulnerabilities that reflect the intersections of racism, sexism, class oppression, transphobia, able-ism and more. Intersectionality has given many advocates a way to frame their circumstances and to fight for their visibility and inclusion.”

Crenshaw, Kimberlé. "Opinion | Why intersectionality can’t wait." The Washington Post. September 24, 2015.




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