Human library brings former refugees’ stories close to home

Human library brings former refugees’ stories close to home

The Wage Peace campaign, a national refugee advocacy group, is to produce a stunning and unique exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington, and patrons are invited to talk with former refugees one on one, as part of the exhibition.

The event centres around portraits of former refugees who have made New Zealand their home, photographed by Alistair Guthrie. Accompanying the portraiture are a series of guest speakers, including ambassadors, a former prime minister, and former refugees themselves. But perhaps the most intimate of opportunities is the Human Library sessions, in which former refugees will be on hand to talk one on one, answering questions, and telling stories from their own personal experience.

The exhibition opens on the evening of Friday the 27th of October at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, 11 Customhouse Quay, Wellington; and then runs from the 28th until the 5th of November. Click here for more details. You can also download an A4 flier with session details here.