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      A Conversation About the Death Penalty with Judy Catterton in Rehoboth Beach


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      April 16, 2019

      Tuesday   5:30 PM

      226 Rehoboth Avenue
      Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

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      A Conversation About the Death Penalty with Judy Catterton

      Judy Catterton, an experienced attorney, will be discussing her own thoughts, research, and experience with capital punishment throughout her career. Insight will be provided into the history, debate, and current practice of the death penalty, using the book "Just Mercy" as a jumping-off point. Join us for what promises to be an informative and engaging conversation! Refreshments and libations will be provided. Seating is limited to 75 attendees. The Rehoboth Reads board chose Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson first and foremost because it is beautifully written and tells a compelling story. We choose it because it draws attention to an important issue—the need for prison reform—and we hope that regardless of where readers stand politically, it will give us something to talk about and wrestle with in our discussions. Still, there are thousands of beautifully-written books about equally compelling issues, so why this one? The answer is simple: as we thought about this community-based program that we hope will be an annual event, it seemed to add another layer of meaning that we could start with someone of our community. Bryan Stevenson, the author of Just Mercy, grew up in Sussex County and graduated from Cape Henlopen High School. Most cities and towns (especially small towns like ours) who participate in the “One Book One Community” programs don't have this amazing option of being able to choose a writer of this caliber who hails from their own town. We’re enormously proud to kick off the Rehoboth Reads program with a book that has made an international impact, yet had its beginnings in our own community.

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