Peace educator will speak on “waging peace” at Vineyard Haven library

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On Thursday, August 27, the Vineyard Haven Library Speaker Series will feature West Point graduate and peace educator Paul K. Chappell, who will speak on “Why Peace Is Possible: Exploring the Anatomy of Violence and War.”

According to a press release, Mr. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty in November 2009 as a captain. He now travels and speaks about “changing our cultural narratives about violence.” Mr. Chappell, who is traveling to the Island from California, is the author of the “Road to Peace” series, seven books about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. Mr. Chappell is the leadership director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

The program begins at 7 pm at the Vineyard Haven Public Library, and will be followed by refreshments. The library’s programming is supported by the Friends of the Library and by bequests from Ruth Redding and Stephen C. Luce.

For more information: vhlibrary.org.