Hobart Human Library


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Don’t judge a book by its cover

The Hobart Human Library has been created to address discrimination and bullying through the power of personal storytelling.

It is a library with a difference – the books are real, living people who have been trained to tell their stories.

Human libraries are used around the world as a simple way to challenge stereotypes and build empathy. They do this by providing a comfortable space for people to speak with a ‘book’ who has encountered discrimination because of their culture, religion, refugee background, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability.

The Hobart Human Library provides a diversity education workshop that can be booked for schools, workplaces, public or private events, including conferences. It is an excellent addition to workplace anti-discrimination and diversity training and, for schools, is an excellent support for the Respectful Schools and Workplaces Framework.

I have found these sessions to be engaging and very personally inspirational. This is such priceless, rich learning that gets to the heart of what it means to be loved and accepted by everyone in a tolerant world.

Janet Johnson, Teacher, Claremont College

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Building empathy to reduce discrimination and bullying