Ronni Abergel is the founder of The Human Library. This project is meant to help implement initiatives from Stop the Violence Movement, an NGO that he co-founded to fight violence among young people guided by the belief that “If we could make people sit down with a group attached to a certain stigma they don’t like or even know about for that matter, we could diminish violence”. Since 2000, when the initiative was launched, The Human Library has been continuously growing and expanding worldwide, as a platform of peer to peer discussions to fight the prejudice and violence in society.
Ronni Abergel was born and raised in Denmark, he is a journalist and social change activist. The Human Library Organization has an uncommon concept where instead of books, real people with real stories are on loan to readers.