Join us for our Human Library event November 1-3, 2021
Monday November 1, 2021 from 4:00-8:00pm
The Broadway Collective - 733 Broadway Ave Saskatoon, SK
Pre-registration begins Thursday October 28 at 4:00pm using the link below. Walk-in sessions will also be available.
Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test will be required for entry.
Online via Zoom
Pre-Register using the link below. Pre-registration is required for virtual sessions.
Human Library Tells Stories Surrounding Adoption & Permanency
November is Adoption Awareness month and The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan is kicking it off with The Human Library.
A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally engage with. Visitors to our library have an opportunity to borrow Human Books for 15 minutes in which they will engage in a meaningful conversation – where tough questions are expected and encouraged.
Human Libraries promote tolerance, break down prejudice and celebrate differences and encourage understanding of people who have may have different life experiences or come from different backgrounds. Our collection of Human Books has a common theme based around permanency and adoption.
Adoption has changed profoundly throughout the years, yet many myths and misunderstandings still exist around the impact of adoption. We believe that a Human Library is the perfect way to challenge negative stereotypes and empower people with an adoption connection to have their voices heard.
Follow this link to register for a virtual session with our Human Books on November 2 &3. These sessions will be 15 minutes & held virtually over Zoom .
Follow this link to register for an In-Person session with our Human Books on Monday November 1, 2021 from 4-8pm at the Broadway Collective in Saskatoon. Please note that walk-in sessions will also be available. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test will be required for entry.
Meet our Human Books
We are extremely lucky to have a diverse collection of Human Books for our Human Library event. Please take the time to read a synopsis of their personal stories to give you an idea of what a session with them would be about. We wish to express our gratitude to each of our Human Books for volunteering their time and their willingness to openly share their stories.
The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan provides pre- and post-adoption support services, including consultation, education, resources and more. ASCS provides these supports and programs to adoptive families, adoptees, birth parents, birth families and professionals. When adoption becomes the plan for a child, ASCS believes the child’s best interests are met when families are well-equipped with a broad understanding of adoption and the issues that may arise along the journey. Knowing what resources are available to support the child throughout their life within an adoptive family is essential from the start.