The Cultural Diversity Committee, a sub-committee of the St. Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership is hosting a Living Library at the St. Thomas Public Art Centre on November 22nd 2015. To help build a welcoming, caring, and inclusive community, the Living Library provides an opportunity to the St. Thomas and Elgin County community to learn and share with the diverse newcomers who have settled in the area.
The Living Library creates a safe space to speak informally with the “people on loan.” The “human books” are members of the community who are from diverse cultural backgrounds. Individuals will have 15 minutes to sit and share experiences of becoming part of this community.
The main goal of this event is to increase awareness of the diversity and history of the cultures in region by connecting individuals through shared stories of their immigration and settlement experiences.
IF YOU GO
When: drop in from 12-3pm, last seating at 2:45.
Where: St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre – 301 Talbot Street, St. Thomas.
Cost: There is no cost but there will be refreshments and international desserts for sale.