Note: Location changed to Room 7-269 only (not Rooms 7-266A and 7-266B).
Interested in challenging prejudice? Break stereotypes and stigma through dialogue about life experiences at the MacEwan Human Library — an event where books are people and reading is a conversation.
The “Human Books” are alumni and community members from various backgrounds willing to share their personal experiences. They represent people who have faced prejudice, stereotypes or adversity related to their sexual identity.
People (the “Readers”) can listen and learn about the topic. The purpose is to open dialogue between individuals and facilitate a better understanding of different lived experiences.
Human Books have the right to tell their story. Readers have the right to ask questions. Both have the right to privacy and to be treated respectfully.
Human Library is sponsored by the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity, the Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU), Wellness and Psychological Services, MacEwan Library and the Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
This event is part of Pride Week 2020, when MacEwan University celebrates the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and supports the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.