November is Adoption Awareness month and The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan kicks it off with The Human Library. This live event is on Monday, November 1 from 4 pm till 8 pm and will be located at the Broadway Collective, 733 Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon. November 2 and 3 will give people a chance to check in virtually, allowing residence from around the province to participate.
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 – one 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 what adoption really looks like. 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. The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides information, education, and support services around adoption for the entire province. ASCS is Saskatchewan’s primary source for adoption-related resources for individuals considering adoption, adoptive parents, adoptees, birth parents, foster parents, and professionals.