Human Book Application
Hello, I want to start off by thanking you for your interest in our fourth Sedona Human Library sponsored by the Sedona International City of Peace, Rotary Club, and Sedona Public Library on September 20-21, 2020. This program provides an opportunity for our community to connect with your unique set of life experiences and stories challenged by stereotypes and prejudices. Through positive dialogue in small groups online, the Human Library’s goals are to encourage new ideas and ways of thinking, to celebrate differences, and to foster understanding and community building.

As a Human Book, you will be sharing your personal experiences of challenges and triumphs faced in being judged or stereotyped. It is important to display respect for our reader's limitations and opinions. Readers will be able to ‘borrow’ you to hear/talk about your experiences online during three scheduled 45-minute sessions.

Due to physical distancing requirements, we are masterminding this MORE THAN EVER NEEDED EVENT ONLINE on Zoom. This will require extra training and patience in our partnership to safely present this event online.

Today, please fill out this application, which is your request to participate. Please fill this out by July 27, 2020. If you have any question or need support, please contact us at
Email address *
Name of Applicant *
Phone Number *
Invited By? *
The event takes place on Sunday, September 20, 2020. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT with pre and post event meetings. Can you commit to this date? *
Can you commit to three consecutive time slots, pre and post meetings, and training? *
If possible, we will gather physically distanced or on zoom on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:30 - 5:30 PDT for final preparation and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Can you attend this session? *
Zoom Experience: please share whether you are comfortable and experienced presenting and conversing on Zoom, you have been on Zoom and are new to presenting, or are uncomfortable and open to training. You will have a support person with you.
Video: are you open to having an audio recording or video before or beyond the event on the Sedona Public Library BiblioBoard?
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We’re asking our Human Books to participate on a voluntary, unpaid basis and agree to not promote your business or services during the event. Are you willing to do so? *
Please provide us with examples of prejudices and stereotypes you have faced or experienced in your life. *
Based on your answers above, please provide a “title” for your book. *
Book (Cover) Description, (3 to 4 sentences) *
Category/Stereotype *
What interests you about the Human Library program and what do you hope to get out of your participation? And what do you hope your readers get out of hearing your story? *
Please describe an experience and setting where you have spoken publicly and/or been interviewed about your story. *
The goal of the Human Library is to promote values of tolerance and understanding. Please describe an interview and/or conversation where you were made uncomfortable and/or where your ideas were challenged. How did you respond to this situation? *
Are you ready and able to talk about your experiences and emotions? Do you have a support system in place should you need to discuss your experience as a Book? *
Are you comfortable telling your story to people of all ages? *
Are you agreeable with talking to... Please check all that apply. *
Are you willing to speak to the media about your story and to sign a release form? *
Are you willing to have a video of your session such that it could be included in a Sedona Library Human Book Depot? You would be able to alter your answer upon review of the video. *
Did you have any questions or comments?
Thank you for taking the time to apply for your interest in the Human Library program. We will confirm your participation within a few days. Please make sure you have filled out this form completely, as there is a lot to prepare for presenting this event online.
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