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The concept is simple—that stereotypes can be challenged when hearing stories from real people. The non-profit organization The Human Library, hosts events

1. The concept is simple—that stereotypes can be challenged when hearing stories from real people. The non-profit organization The Human Library, hosts events "where readers can borrow human beings serving as open books and have conversations they would not normally have access to. Every human book from our bookshelf, 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." Have you ever heard of The Human Library initiative?

Yes
8%
185 votes
No
80%
1,755 votes
Undecided
12%
260 votes
The movement originated in Denmark, where instead of borrowing a book to read a story, you borrow a person instead. The idea, established in 2000, is to

2. The movement originated in Denmark, where instead of borrowing a book to read a story, you borrow a person instead. The idea, established in 2000, is to "publish people as open books" so that a person can ask questions of someone's life and experience and understand issues better. These Human Library projects now exist in over 70 countries, including the U.S. and Canada. As well as borrowing a person, volunteers are always welcome to become human books. Do you think you would have anything to offer as a human book?

Yes
15%
327 votes
No
52%
1,145 votes
Maybe
33%
728 votes
You can sit down with

3. You can sit down with "Alcoholic", "Autism", "Bipolar" and "Body Mod Extreme" (someone with extreme body modifications) through every range of human condition imaginable—"Molested", "Muslim", "Naturist", "Polyamorous", etc—and ask questions, and hear people's stories. The tagline is "unjudge someone." Do you think this is something you would be interested in trying out?

Yes
18%
394 votes
No
51%
1,123 votes
Undecided
31%
683 votes
You reserve human books just like you reserve books from the library, and sessions are held in a safe space for all. Which of these specific human books would you like to sit down and hear from?

4. You reserve human books just like you reserve books from the library, and sessions are held in a safe space for all. Which of these specific human books would you like to sit down and hear from?

Holocaust Survivor
24%
517 votes
Death Row Inmate
14%
299 votes
Transgender Person
7%
160 votes
Transformista (Crossdresser)
5%
106 votes
Olympic Athlete
10%
210 votes
Refugee
12%
256 votes
Convert To Islam
4%
88 votes
Naturist (Nudist)
6%
123 votes
Soldier Suffering From Severe PTSD
13%
278 votes
Bipolar
8%
184 votes
Deaf/Blind
10%
221 votes
Autistic
9%
191 votes
All of them
11%
242 votes
None
48%
1,064 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
46 votes
08/12/2022 Love & Relationships 2219 35 By: Harriet56
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