NCKU Library Hosts Book Exhibition Spotlighting Human Rights Issues and Extends Invitations for Series of Events
In anticipation of NCKU's 92nd anniversary, the NCKU Library is hosting the "Shining a Light in the Corner, Speaking for Love" human rights-themed book exhibition. The exhibition, held at LibRE Zone on the 1st floor of the Main Library, will run from now until December 5, 2023. This event is part of the collaboration with the "2023 Tainan International Human Rights Arts Festival" organized by NCKU Library and NCKU Museum.
The exhibition aims to address the anxieties and challenges of knowledge learning arising from the emergence of generative artificial intelligence in 2023. It emphasizes the spirit of continuous learning by echoing the theme "Learn day by day, persistently (92) without slackening" in celebration of the university's 92nd anniversary. The exhibition also reflects on the rights and responsibilities of being human.
Focusing on the human rights issues of "Homelessness" and "Health and Medicine," the exhibition features over a hundred carefully selected books related to topics such as healthcare human rights, migration labor, and homelessness. To create an immersive atmosphere, the library has incorporated elements like homeless book-carrying plush toys, suspended moonlight globe lamps, and a large visual centerpiece.
The NCKU Library strives to create a cross-disciplinary and diverse learning environment, shaping resources and paradigms for both technological humanities and civic literacy. The exhibition introduces interactive elements such as the "City of Starry Voices" and the "Mobile Library Tent." In the "City of Starry Voices," readers are invited to express empathetic messages for the homeless, and lucky participants will receive prizes related to homelessness on December 7. The "Mobile Library Tent" not only serves as a moving exhibit but also encourages readers to vote on human rights issues using colored balls, contributing to audience research.
To further promote awareness of human rights, the library has initiated a new project, inviting high schools, vocational schools, and public libraries in the greater Tainan area to respond. The response has been enthusiastic, with participation from institutions such as National Southern Taiwan University, Chia-Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Jiali District Library in Tainan City, and National South-Sci Senior High School. The library has also extended invitations to independent bookstores for collaboration in holding joint exhibitions.
As part of the exhibition's series of events, six selected films will be screened at the NCKU Library from October 11, with an outdoor screening of the 2022 Golden Horse Award-winning documentary "Nine Shots" directed by Tsai Chung-lung on October 27. Director Tsai Chung-lung will attend a post-screening discussion. Other events include four special lectures starting from October 12, which will be conducted both online and on-site. All activities are open to readers from within and outside the university, and details for registration can be found on the NCKU Library's event webpage under the "Special Lectures" and "Film Appreciation" sections.
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