Unique Engagement with Stories of Resilience and Rights

We are pleased to share the success of a recent Living Library event, held on March 27, 2024, at the Esch Youth Hostel. This unique initiative was designed to foster understanding and empathy through personal stories.

Event Highlights:

Living Books: Our “books” were volunteers who have experienced discrimination or belong to groups at risk of stereotypes, stigma, prejudice, or discrimination. These individuals shared their personal journeys, offering insights into women’s and human rights.

Interactive Experience: Visitors, acting as readers, had the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with these living books. This interaction allowed for a deep dive into the real-life experiences of women who have faced various forms of discrimination.

Pre-event Training: Before the main event, FSL organized a 2-day training for the women-books. This training focused on practicing storytelling techniques, helping participants manage their emotions and maintain mental safety, and ensuring they were ready to share their stories with the readers.

  • Event Co-organizers: This event was a collaborative effort, co-organized by the Municipality of Esch-sur-Alzette, Formation et Sensibilisation Luxembourg (FSL), ACAT Luxembourg, and the Musée National de la Résistance et des Droits Humains.

The Living Library event in Esch-sur-Alzette was a transformative experience that bridged gaps and built understanding. Participants engaged with stories that matter, contributing to a more inclusive and empathetic society.

We extend our gratitude to all who attended and supported this event. Your participation helped make it a resounding success. Stay tuned for future events as we continue to promote dialogue and understanding within our community.