Sedona AZ (September 5, 2019) – Human books will share their stories on Sunday, Sept. 22, during the third annual Sedona Human Library™ event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library. Hear stories about transforming adversity and overcoming self-victimization after being bullied and stereotyped for their religion, gender identity, sexual preferences, body modifications or spiritual talents and skills.
Hosted by the Sedona International City of Peace, Rotary Club of Sedona and Sedona Public Library, the goal of the event is to dissolve prejudices and develop new ways of relating.
“Gaining understanding of each other is especially important now,” said Margaret Joy Weaver, Board President Sedona International City of Peace and Event Manager. “The event provides the opportunity to ask questions of curiosity, to engage in dialogue and possibly shift your understanding and compassion.”
The event features Human Books who have experienced stigmas and labels such as: Badass Biker; Brown Skinned Muslim; Despised Vietnam Veteran; Foreign Accent Colored Woman; Former Catholic Nun; Jailed Convicted Felon; New Age Weirdo; Transman of Color; Weirdo Healer; and more.
Attendees may select from over 26 human books for up to three 45-minute sessions. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to each 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 p.m. session to select and locate your book. The event is FREE, but registration is encouraged. Please go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/sedona-human-librarytm-2019-tickets-67802923369
Weaver adds, “Simply bring yourself and loved ones to open your mind, expand your heart and take a bold brave step in bringing harmony to our community. We look forward to learning and growing in community with you.”
For more information call Margaret Joy Weaver, Human Books manager, or the Sedona Public Library at (928) 282-7714.
The Sedona International City of Peace was recognized and established as the 35th city of now over 250 International Cities of Peace in 2012. Rotary International is an organization of community leaders who meet regularly to exchange ideas and take action to make their community and the world a better place. The partnership between the three community organizations aligns us all in our commitment in expanding our reach and impact in creating a culture of peace in Sedona.