Human Library Project at the La Jolla Country Day School, San Diego, CA on May 21, 2018

Rominder Singh having a discussion on the Sikh Faith with high school students and teachers at the library

American Sikh Council (ASC) representative Rominder Singh a resident of San Diego who volunteered to be a human book for the Human Library Project which took place on Monday May 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to Noon.

The Center for Excellence in Citizenship at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego, California, hosted the second Human Library. The lineup of people who were featured as “books” included a Cuban revolutionary, an imam, a rabbi, an activist veteran, an assault survivor and a Sikh. Attendees (aka readers) checked out a book for 20 minutes to hear a special story or engage in a personal conversation.

Rominder Singh became the ‘Sikh American Book’ for day. Groups of 4-5 middle schoolers to high schoolers including a few teachers sat with Rominder Singh asking questions including short discussions about the Sikh identity and the faith/heritage.

This is a novel method of engaging with teenage school children is to make education more interesting and meaningful. More schools across the nation should try to emulate this event in order to learn about others to make this a better world.

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