A simple way to develop understanding of others
The Launceston Human Library uses an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding. The main characteristics of the project are to be found in its simplicity and openness, modelled on an approach used worldwide.
The Launceston Human Library (then called the Launceston Living Library) was created in 2008 as an initiative of the Launceston City Council in partnership with LINC and the community at large to promote diversity and perceived safety in Launceston.
The program runs on a monthly basis and is a free event. In 2014 we have decided to have a greater presence in our local Colleges and invest time to interact with our youth and it has been a success we will strive to sustain in 2015.
If you like the program and want to become a part of it, get in touch and learn how you can become a `Human Book' or a Committee member assisting with the organisation of our monthly events.
Do you have a personal story to share with others where you have experienced first hand prejudices or stereoptypes? We would like to hear from you.
`What a wonderful encounter! (I learnt) ... that the power of talking and listening to each other is core to changing ideas, finding challenges and re-considering the world we live in'
Reader feedback, 2009.