Come join us at the APIRG office (located in Hub Mall) for APIRG’s Library Open House on Thursday, February 12 between 1:00-4:00 p.m.
This year we will be highlighting Black History Month and resources in our library that discuss related issues. The APIRG Library includes books, videos, zines, magazines, and other resources that can be loaned out. This year we will be doing a human library with one human focusing on queer people of colour and how they can resist and transform violence through love and vulnerability, another on the intersection of environmental justice and people of colour activism, and a third human will be talking on the intersection of race and religion in addition to anti-blackness in the muslim community.
The human library, according to Human Library Organization, “is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding… In its initial form the Human Library is a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction. Visitors to a Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan”… The Human Library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging the most common prejudices in a positive and humorous manner.
It is a concrete, easily transferable and affordable way of promoting tolerance and understanding.” (http://humanlibrary.org/
We will also be providing refreshments in the office throughout the event that people can snack on while they check out the library and the APIRG office. We hope to see you there :)
APIRG is located on Indigenous Territories and explicitly acknowledges that as we work towards identifying, challenging, and addressing intersections of oppression, it is critical to confront the ongoing practices of colonization of indigenous peoples and the land on which we live.