Rainbow Human Library - 18 May 2012

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rainbowhumanlibraryfinalTONIGHT: Rainbow Human Library event at the Peace Room on Ledra Street, Nicosia from 7pm. The Human Library is an event where the books that are available to read are … humans! These books are not actors or authors of books. They are human beings open to talk about themselves, their ideas and their identities, and thus to allow a discussion for diversity to start. They are open books for achieving a culture of understanding and respecting of diversity. The procedure is simple. You come and “borrow” a book for a maximum time of twenty minutes. The reading session takes the form of a personal meeting between you and the book and you may ask whatever you would like, as long as you return the book to us intact! Then you can read a different book if you wish. This is a great way for people to get in touch with issues, topics, identities and ideas, that others may face with ignorance, suspicion or prejudice. The Rainbow Human Library consists of books (people), where each one is labeled as a specific “colour”, thus the “Rainbow" title. In the Rainbow Human Library, all colour-books talk about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) issues and their relationship to them. The Rainbow Human Library is organised by the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus in collaboration with the NGO Support Centre, Cyprus Community Media Centre, and the Pool of Trainers of the Cyprus Youth Council. Download your poster here.

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