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Friday 27 November 2020
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Are you interested in sharing your experiences with others?

Salford Royal is hosting a Human Library. The aim of the Human Library movement is to promote social inclusion, and challenge prejudice and stereotyping. The way a library works is adopted to promote respectful conversations between the ‘books’ and ‘readers’ who take them out on loan for anything up to half an hour. The Human Library is an international equalities movement that challenges prejudice and discrimination through social contact. Just like in a real library, a visitor to the Human Library can choose from a range of titles. The difference is that the Books are people, and reading is a conversation.

 

A conversation at the Human Library is an interactive experience that engages two people – a Human Book and a Human Library Reader. Human Books share life experience that can challenge prejudice towards issues such as ethnicity, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, lifestyle, or other aspects of who they are that they feel leads to prejudice, stigma or discrimination.

 

We are looking for ‘books’ who have experienced discrimination or prejudice of any kind, and would be willing to share these experiences with healthcare professionals and members of the public in organised ‘library days’.  Training is provided and is taking place on Friday 28 April between 9.30am and 12.30pm at Salford Royal.

 

If you are interested in becoming a ‘book’ and would like to attend the training, please complete the application form and return it to sian.payne@srft.nhs.uk, or post it to:

 

Siân Payne

Inclusion and Equality Specialist Advisor

Human Resources

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

4th Floor, Turnpike House

631 Eccles New Road

Salford

M50 1SY

 

For more information on the Human Library, visit www.humanlibrary.org.uk.