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Human Library 2017 Event Logistics

The Human Library 2017 took place on Wednesday, April 12th 2017. The joint CB and SWL event was held at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, and students from Colonel By and Sir Wil were participating. Students had access to a variety of “human books” throughout the day and signed up in advance for 30 minute sessions to have discussions with the books of their choice. Tables in the gym were be colour-coded by book category.

Click here to read our Orleans Star article!

Schedule - Morning

8:00 - 9:00 Arrival of Guests
8:45 - 9:10 Arrival of Students
9:15 Opening Remarks & Performance

  • Nunavut Sivuniksavut Students - Opening Performance
  • Short recorded message from Rick Mercer.

9:30 - 10:00 Session 1
10:00 - 10:30 Session 2
10:30 - 10:45 Break (for guests)
10:45 - 11:15 Session 3
11:15 - 12:15 Lunch Provided for all Guests (morning & afternoon)

Schedule - Afternoon

12:15 - 12:30 Performance

  • Twin Flames will perform a song, 2016 award-winning Indigenous singers and songwriters Jaagi & Chelsey June

12:30 - 1:00 Session 1
1:00 - 1:30 Session 2
1:30 - 1:45 Break (for guests)
1:45 - 2:15 Session 3
2:15 Brief Closing Remarks and Thank You

All session times include travel time. There will be an announcement each session urging participants to wrap up and head to their next book.

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Our Welcome Video from Rick Mercer:

I will forever treasure the moments with the students. They were engaged, respectful, and had such great questions. It is so important that I begin and keep the dialogue going surrounding residential schools and how to work toward healing and reconciliation as a Nation....I left the event with so much faith in our next generation. It was also an honour to meet so many other books.
Jenny Sutherland
I appreciate being asked and was happy to share the journey with the students.
Stuntman Stu
I was "star struck" by how poised you were (Taylor Griffith) and how engaged and inspiring every one of the students were. I would love to return next year.
Dr. Jack Kitts
What a wonderful event you have put together. I was delighted to be invited to participate.
Lawrence Greenspon
There's something for every personality and I hope the students left feeling inspired - I know that I was inspired by them. They were inquisitive and intelligent, respectful and open-minded.
Rebecca Potter (Risk Reduction Unit)