At the Human Library Hyderabad, they provide a safe space for you to “borrow” real people instead of books. These Human “Books” are a diverse range of individuals from all walks of life, who are generous about sharing their personal experiences. As a Reader at the Human Library, you can “borrow” the Books, ask questions freely, and enjoy a time of open and honest conversations.
Their aim through these conversations is to spread awareness about different social groups in society and build a bridge between various diverse communities. They conducted their first event in March 2017 with 10 Human Books. About 60 readers participated in that event. This was one of the first such initiatives in India and as word spread people got more interested in the concept. Since then they have conducted about 48 events in Hyderabad and around the different universities in India. They have had more than 5000 unique readers and the Book Catalogue has more than 70 Human Books coming from different social backgrounds.
Given the pandemic situation, they took their library online and conducted India’s first-ever Human Library online event recently. Going online they hope to reach out to the smaller towns and those cities that do not have Human Library.
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