Xàbia reopens its living library to showcase town’s rich cultural diversity

Young people have been able to learn the story of six women of different nationalities and great experiences who today live in Xàbia.

Tuesday 29th November 2022 · Mike Smith
Source: Ajuntament de Xàbia

The students of the second year of high school in the institutes of Xàbia have immersed themselves in the rich interculturality of the municipality thanks to the “Human Library” organized within the framework of the Week of Cultural Diversity.

Young people have been able to learn the story of six women of different nationalities and great experiences who today live in Xàbia. This year the activity focuses on the reality that migrant women and daughters of Xàbia who live with families from other places, an exercise with which it is intended to eliminate prejudices and stereotypes.

The six book people were Laura Carolina Rivas Uzcategui (Venezuela), Olha Shania van Essen (Ukraine), Milichu Martínez (Chile), Ani-Enying Chen (China) and Lamia Ajual (Morocco). Also participating was Hanan El Ayadi Benabdellah, a young woman from Xàbia, the daughter of migrants, who has spoken about what it is like to be born in a country that does not recognize you as Spanish and about feelings of belonging. She also shared her experience after 10 years in the world of the third sector and her work at the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights.

In addition to this enriching experience, organized by the Department of Social Services, the students were the first to participate in an innovative initiative of the Department of Equality, a live survey to test the opinion of citizens on equality issues.




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