Fredericton to be Home to a "Living Library"

“The Living Library: Immigration and Integration” is a project being organized in Fredericton as a two-way platform to both allow people to share their compelling stories of integration in New Brunswick, while also simultaneously letting people learn about other cultures by asking questions in a safe environment.

People will have the chance to be a “living book” or a “reader” on June 21, during the First Night of the Garrison Market, or June 23 on the second day of the 2018 Cultural Expressions Festival.

The idea of the “Living Library: Immigration and Integration” was discussed by a group who took part in a four-week workshop, Economic Immigration Lab, presented by the Pond Deshpande Centre at UNB.

The Lab focused on the topic of bringing more immigration to the Atlantic provinces, specifically New Brunswick.

The group, including Sebastián Salazar, Tiziana Zevallos, Leticia Leon de Gante, Lisa Bamford De Gante, Diluckshnie Jayawardena and Nicolas Bertrand, worked on a cross-cultural toolkit to propose different ways for immigrants, newcomers and locals to interact.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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