No Late Fees at this Library
RONNI ABERGEL is founder of the innovative Human Library organization. By turning people into books (not quite literally) all over the world, the project is tackling prejudice, stigmatization and discrimination in a powerfully earnest, intimate and successful fashion. This is where you can literally borrow a human book for a half-hour chat to challenge and dismantle your deepest prejudices.
With people as living “books” the big difference is the conversation ends up being much less one way. And many humans waiting for you to check them out of the library represent a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatization or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, ethnic origin etc. Some books have titles like “former gang member” “adoptee” “cancer survivor” “soldier” “transgender” you get the idea … It’s about dropping your preconceived notions and getting the perspective of another human whose point of view might be much different from your own.
Are you an open book?
Ronni’s Human Library was started in 2000 and is a unique platform that’s now operational on six continents and active in more than 80 countries. The Human Library is a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. So now, we invite you to tune out the rest of the world and drop into Nice Work, to check out Ronni Abergel.
Listen and learn about:
> A powerful intersectional, inclusive approach to increasing diversity and acceptance
> How to bring human books to your local library
> The huge hidden costs of judging others
> The healing powers of UNjudging others
And don’t forget to take Ronni’s BE NICE CHALLENGE. Listen in here. Just might change your life.