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January 26, 2012 5:11 AM   Subscribe

Check Out Some New People: The Human Library is 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 positive approach. Started in Copenhagen, Denmark 12 years ago, it has since Spread, and new libraries continue to pop-up All Over the Place.
posted by Blake (6 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Public Library here in Ottawa is hosting one over the next several days. I'm sad I won't be able to get to check it out.
posted by aclevername at 6:17 AM on January 26, 2012


I know their motives are sincere, but I'm getting flashbacks to Rent-a-Negro. (Yes, it's satire.)
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:17 AM on January 26, 2012


Oh, I lied. Just one day -- the 28th.
posted by aclevername at 6:17 AM on January 26, 2012


I'm sad I won't be able to get to check it out.

Them! Check them out. These are people!
posted by cjorgensen at 6:25 AM on January 26, 2012


Them! Check them out. These are people!

Heh. I suppose I set myself up for that one.
posted by aclevername at 6:26 AM on January 26, 2012


Them! Check them out. These are people!

I think you're supposed to say "check zhe out" now. But I'm not sure; that trans-gendered pronoun post has left me pretty confused.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:12 AM on January 26, 2012


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