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Human Library at William McDonald Middle School June 1st

There’s something about hearing a person’s voice that lends itself to learning.

Real world experiences; moments shared in time; ‘been there, done that’.

Nowadays, the heavy majority of people get their information online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. While they may lend themselves to video content, they can never really replace the experiences that people get from living out their lives. That’s how we can learn.

That is also how we can teach.

At William McDonald Middle School, the Human Library Project is getting set to teach.

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Jodi Keats is a Program Support Teacher at the school and she has helped put the project together. She believes that a lot can be learned with the Human Library Project.

“It’s an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. It’s a way for the community to have real conversations with people that they might not normally have the opportunity to interact with.”

The project allows a person to borrow people, as oppose to books. You sit down with them and hear their stories.

“The goal is to foster acceptance and empowerment through conversation,” said Keats.

The Human Library Project will take place at William McDonald Middle School from 1-3 this afternoon (June 1st).

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