Are you prejudiced against others?
How many of you can answer right away “Yes, I am”?
In general, it is easy for people to think that they can judge others sensibly and objectively, but in reality, many research results have shown that in fact people do often pre-judge others.
The Human Library is a library that lends out “people”. People who are susceptible to discrimination and prejudice in society become “books”, and they interact with “readers” who become listeners.
This type of “library” has spread to over 70 countries throughout the world.
At our Human Library, we have prepared approximately 30 “books”. Each diverse and unique “book” has its own rich life story that can only be told by each individual themselves.
By directly speaking with the “books” in an open-minded atmosphere, you may notice that your impression of the “cover” was actually a product of prejudice.
This is a chance to broaden your horizons and look past the common stereotypes prevalent in society.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Date & Time
May 26 (Sat) 2018, 10:30am – 3:30pm (Doors open: 10:00am)
Waseda University International Conference Center (Building No.18) Map
Waseda Students, Staff, and General Public
Note: On the day, we guarantee information accessibility for those who need Sign Language and Braille assistance. As registration for this service is necessary, please e-mail by May 10 if you wish to receive this assistance or for any other necessary consideration
Japanese with some English and Sign Language “books” available
10:00 Reception starts
10:30-11:00 Session ①
11:15-11:45 Session ②
12:00-12:30 Session ③
12:45-13:15 Session ④
13:30-14:00 Session ⑤
14:15-14:45 Session ⑥
15:00-15:30 Session ⑦
You can participate in all the sessions available!
Check out the tentative book list here! More books to be added soon!
Office for Students with Disabilities
Intercultural Communication Center
Human Library Society of Japan
Office for Promotion of Equality and Diversity, Waseda University
TEL: 03-5286-3990 (Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm) E-mail: [email protected]