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The Living Library Project

Sharing human stories of immigration and integration.

The Living Library features five newcomers with unique and compelling stories of transition, settlement, and belonging. Organizations and individuals can book a featured newcomer to share their story at a gathering, staff event, or classroom and learn more about their newcomer experience and culture. The Living Library will introduce new speakers and stories every four months.

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For more information on this project, please contact Bhisham: bhisham@nccpeterborough.ca or (705) 743-0882.


Current Speakers & Stories

The Living Library Project is currently on a summer break as we prepare for the Fall 2019 Cycle.

We will announce new speakers in September 2019 who will be available for speaking engagements from September 2019 to January 2020.

Past Speakers & Stories

Winter 2019

Abeer Al-Salihi

"Welcome to Canada!" Now, how do you find a community?

Bhisham K. Ramoutar

3 Countries. 5 Cities. 11 Houses. A Journey in Redefining "Home" and "Belonging"

Charlotte Nzabondera

"This Is Your Home!" Journeying across continents to find a forever home

Fabiola Contreras Carrasco

New Challenges in a New Home: How a community of women come together to support each other

Magali Sperling Beck

Crossings North and South: Being Mapped by a place called "Branada"

Fall 2018

Faye profile
Zebiba profile
Khidir Bkdach stands infrom of a community mural