Human Library

Human Library

The human library is our flagship event for IAM 2023, in line with our theme #muslimstories.

A Danish idea from the year 2000, a human library is a place where stories are told but through people instead of books. These ‘books’ are people who share their personal experiences and stories in a respectful and safe environment, typically surrounding topics such as discrimination, social exclusion, or stigma.

For Islamophobia Awareness Month, taking part in or organizing a Human Library is an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion with both Muslims and NonMuslims, and learn about the different life experiences of others through the lens of Islam and Islamophobia. It is an activity which breaks down barriers in communities and challenges negative attitudes about Islam through the power of storytelling.

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