The UTAS Community Friends and Network Programme launched its "Human Library" at Bishop Davies Court aged-care facility recently and the theme was "Celebrating Diversi-tea as a Human Library."
About 20 international and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) UTAS students visited the residents. Many students chose to wear the traditional dress of their countries of origin, which prompted much admiration from the residents, who also dressed for the occasion by wearing Hawaiian leis.
The morning tea was an opportunity for the students (the human books) to share their personal stories with the residents (the readers). Through conversations, students shared stories about their homes, cultures and their experiences as UTAS students from another country. The aim of the Human Library is to bring students together to strengthen social inclusion, reduce isolation and build social connections within the local community.
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