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As part of the Fifth Annual Peace Week Delaware, which runs from Oct. 3-11, the Rt. 9 Library and Innovation Center, Dover Public Library and Laurel Public Library are proud to co-host a virtual talk and discussion with Paul Butler, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of “Chokehold: Policing Black Men” on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Please visit https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/6868614 to register. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

Peace Week is a time for all Delawareans to reflect on the fallout from the year of the pandemic and mass protests in the streets of America. This annual celebration of non-violence encourages cooperation among community organizations and offers peace-loving people the opportunity to energize, act and join together in respect of human rights, equity for all and equal opportunity.

Steering Committee Chair Kim Tull encourages neighbors across the state to create a culture of peace: “Join us to turn hope into action. We encourage all organizations to find creative ways to imagine and to celebrate peace,” said Tull. “When we look on the works of Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., how can we doubt the power of nonviolence? This year we desperately need that power.”

For more information and for a list of all of the Peace Week events, please visit PeaceWeekDelaware.org or e-mail info@peaceweekdelaware.org.