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September 11th, 2018



Change your mind – human “books” share their stories

It’s easy to judge a book by its cover. But what if you could “borrow” it and sit down and talk with the subject about aging, near death experiences, communicating with extraterrestrials, being illegally healed, and more.

You can do just that on Sept. 23, during the FREE Human Library Event. You’ll have the opportunity to borrow human books in different stations throughout the library. In four, 30-minute sessions participants select up to four human books, listen to their short presentations, and engage in dialogue with them to gain understanding. The live human books will courageously share their stories of being marginalized, categorized, or stigmatized for their differences.

The event, organized by the Sedona International City of Peace, the Rotary Club of Sedona and Sedona Public Library, ispart of a global movement for social change, having the potential to alter our hearts and minds as to how we regard those in our community who struggle with all kinds of societal judgments and stigmas.

“This is a crucial time in our community to choose healing from the loss of respect and dignity we have displayed with each other.  Thank you to our Human Books for being courageous in sharing your story and vulnerabilities.   Thank you to our readers for your willingness to look inside at what is separating us and bring new levels of understanding.", Margaret Joy Weaver, Board President Sedona International City of Peace and Event Manager


Over 40 human books will be available and include the following titles:

“Aging Means Declining”– Retired and getting older, this subject is expected to decline as he approaches death. Instead, he has found passion, purpose, life mission and legacy, and says “I’m just warming up at 75.”

“Dancing with Death”– Two near death experiences from medical experiences and one from a violent attack, had her discover who she really is. Dancing with death can bring a total rebirth.

“A Man and his Extraterrestrial Friends”– From a depressed teenage musician to “the guy who talks to aliens,” he now shares messages of spiritual evolution through close encounters with aliens. Often called weird, he is fully expressed at the core.

“Illegally Healed”– “Cannabis saved my life. When people know that I have used cannabis for healing they assume that I am lazy, immature, escaping, a pot head, a loser and a drug addict. As a cannabis advocate, I want to be a model of the typical cannabis consumer.”

Please register at the link below today for the Sedona Human Library™, space is limited. Eventbrite URL:

The Sedona International City of Peace was recognized and established as the 35thcity of now over 225 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.

The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answere

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