The Living Library

In hopes of "enabl[ing] people to come face-to-face with their prejudices in the hopes of altering their preconceived notions," a library in Stockholm is launching a borrow-a-person program:
This weekend, nine people, including a homosexual, an imam, a journalist, a Muslim woman and a gypsy, will be available at the Malmoe Library for members of the public to "borrow" for a 45 minute conversation in the library's outdoor cafe.

"Maybe not all journalists are know-it-all and sensationalist, just unafraid and curious. Maybe not all animal rights activists are angry and intolerant, but intelligent and committed," said [library head Ulla Brohed.]
Hopefully it'll catch on here: I'd like to check out a rightwinger.

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