Human Library event

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Tue Feb 14 10:52:36 PST 2017

Dear TRIUMF postdocs and grad students,

tours at are still looking for volunteers for the Human Library
event at Gladstone Secondary School (tomorrow! - 15th February). If
you're interested make sure you confirm with them by 5 pm today. Details


**Human Library Event**

We are currently looking for a physicist to help out with a Human
Library event at Gladstone Secondary School on Wednesday, February 15th.
Here are more details:

Do you have a “bestseller” inside you?  Gladstone Library will be
hosting a Human Library event on February 15, 2017 and we hope that you
will consider participating as a Human Library “interactive book.”

Human library was developed in 2000 as a project for the Roskilde
Festival in Denmark by an idealistic youth organization called “Stop the
Violence.”   A goal for this project was to decrease violence and
stereotypes and to increase understanding between people through
dialogue and communication.  More information about Human Library can be
found at

By 2015 over 50 countries around the world have had Human Library
events.  All of them include voluntary participation, safety and respect
for human rights.  The “books” represent different minorities and other
groups of people that face prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination and
racism.  Other topics, such as things that matter to you - including
your interests, hobbies, life experiences, job are included too.
February 2017 marks Gladstone library’s 5th Human Library event.

Human library is a place where people are on loan as “interactive
books.” As a Human Library“book”, you will be speaking to and with small
groups of Grade 10 – 12 students (3 – 8 students per group) and will
have approximately 20 minutes with each group.  Each period is 90
minutes long and you will see two groups of students in the morning
and/or three groups of students each period in the afternoon, i.e., you
will see each group for 20 – 25 minutes.  Please volunteer for a day
(10:00 – 15:03); a morning (10:00 – 11:35); an afternoon (12:20 – 15:03)
or a period (10:00 – 10:45; 10:50 – 11:35; 12:20 – 13:40; or 13:45 –
Refreshments and Lunch will be provided. 
Gladstone students look forward to hearing your “bestseller” here at the
Gladstone Secondary library on Wednesday February 15, 2017.   Please let
me know about your participation and also think of a suitable "title"
for your book.

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