By listening to real people we can grow empathy

The Vancouver Public Library in conjunction with the PuSH festival opened a “living library” in January  for a few weeks. It is a brilliant idea that enhances human empathy! Anyone can walk into the library and “sign out” a real person from a list of people who have offered to tell their life story. I will have to catch it next time. I would like to hear about the Hoarder and the Male Nanny. The idea originated in Copenhagen in 2000 in response the hate crime. No surprise.  [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Source Vancouver Sun 14 Jan 2014][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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