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Living Library

About the Living Living Library


Formerly known as a 'Human Library'**, the Living Library upholds the spirit of the original event with the intent of creating a safe space for dialogue and to increase our understanding of others’ perspectives and experiences including those affected by stigma and prejudice. The event features people with diverse backgrounds or unique life experiences sharing their stories with a small group of Listeners. Spending time with a Speaker enables Listeners to learn more deeply about the Speaker's experience of culture, spirituality, disability, identity, gender—whatever the case may be. 

All are welcome

The Living Library is open to everyone. Students, staff, and community members are all welcome to attend or apply to be a Speaker at the event. The Living Library is an opportunity to form connections within and beyond the NorQuest community. Whether you are preparing for a care-focused career, teaching in a diverse classroom, settling into a new life in Canada, or otherwise interested in learning more about those with whom you live and work, the Living Library is sure to be a transformative experience. 



Living Library Committee:

  • Kristina Vyskocil
  • Rose Lorentzen
  • Samantha Nugent
  • Saniya Ghalehdar
  • Vernice Lorde
  • Audrey Wong
  • Liz Fulton-Lyne
  • Sheena Sereda
  • April Lafreniere

If you have any questions or comments,
send us an e-mail.

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**Human Libraries were first staged in 2000 by a Danish youth organization called 'Stop the Violence' and have since been organized all over the world. To find out more about this movement for social change, please visit the Human Library Organization website