DLSU Libraries Holds 13th Session of Human Library

In its continuous effort to reduce prejudices, eradicate stereotypes and promote understanding and dialogue, The Libraries held its 13th session of Human Library last 8 August 2018 at the 6F, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. In line with the idea of book renewal in a typical library setting, HL13 has “renewed” some featured human books from HL12@BGC and brought them all the way from BGC Campus to Manila Campus. 

Similar with the HL12@BGC, Manila campus readers were also entertained with six (6) human books: (1) Bagong Buhay, by Mr. Danilo Alcantara (ex-convict); (2) Power of Love and Faith, by Mrs. Teresita Adefin (ex-convict); (3) Tatak Rehas, by Mr. Pedrito Gozo (ex-convict); (4) A Journey to Self-Discovery, by Mr. John Phillip Binondo (mixed ethnicity), (5) Poverty, Facebook, and How to Help a Street Kid, by Mr. Edwin Nombre Pamanian (illegal settler); and (6) Dyosa, by Ms. Rosemarie Olan (PWD). The activity was graced by a total of 109 readers. 

L-R: (Standing) P. Binondo, P. Gozo, E. Pamanian; Sitting: T. Adefin, R. Olan, D. Alcantara

To further promote the session, a week-long exhibit was mounted alongside with an interactive mask-painting activity. Aside from the exhibit, a book and supplies donation drive was also organized wherein the beneficiaries were the respective communities of the featured human books: (1) True Manila of Mr. Edwin Nombre Pamanian for street children of San Andres, Manila; (2) Aeta Youth Community in Pampanga of Mr. Norman King; and (3) Binhi ng Pag-Asa Community of Mr. Gozo, Mr. Alcantara and Mrs. Adefin representing ex-convicts.

Image credit: G. Guinto