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University of Toronto Scarborough

Rex's Den -- Student Centre


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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.

Rebirth & Resiliency

What is the next chapter for Scarborough? How have relationships between diverse cultures and communit(ies) come together to shape something new? How have the communities we’ve grown up in helped us thrive? How does sharing stories create better understandings of ourselves and our communities? Do we experience a rebirth when we share our stories of resilience with our communities?

This Human Library, the first one of its kind offered at the University of Toronto Scarborough explores the journey(s) toward healing and growth that come out of lived experiences in Scarborough. By reflecting on the stories that have shaped our identities, this Human Library will provide a platform for participants to express their stories of survival, growth, and resiliency and begin to answer the questions, ‘where have we come from?’ and ‘what will be next?’**

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 2:45 pm and 6:30 pm.

When: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 2:45 pm - 7 pm

Where: UTSC - Rex's Den, Student Centre, basement

Cost: Free

Accessibility: Rex's Den is a wheelchair accessible space. Please contact trish.starling@utoronto.ca if you have a specific accessibility need or accomodation and we will do our best to accomodate.

Check out the book profiles here.

*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.

**This theme has been informed by ARTSIDEOUT's 2018 theme of Rebirth. UTSC’s Human Library Project is brought to you by:

Partners in this project: Hart House, UTSC Department of Student Life, UTSC Library Services, Scarborough Campus Student Union, ARTSIDEOUT

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