What happens when you get a group of people together in one room sharing their life stories, confronting social stigma and challenging prejudice? Magic!
Gold Coast campus library hosted its second Human Library on Wednesday 21 March 2018, where students and staff had the opportunity to borrow and ‘read’ a person instead of a book. Our human books shared their personal stories about their lives faced with discrimination and prejudice.
Griffith student Blair participated in the Human Library as a Transgender book.
‘They were genuinely curious to find out more information,’ Blair said.
‘I expected to be discriminated against, but it wasn’t like that at all. People were genuinely curious to learn.’
Student Jazmina said her participation in the Human Library as a Hijabi Muslim book was freeing.
‘I was able to say things to people that I’ve never said before,’ Jazmina said.
‘It gave me a chance to articulate what I’ve been thinking my whole life.’
It was great to see everyone connecting with each other, sharing their different life stories and social and cultural backgrounds. It just shows that by being open and respectful, asking questions and sharing experiences we can create a better and more understanding world!
Take a sneak peek at some of the amazing moments that our books and readers shared!
At Griffith, everyone belongs.