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What's News Today for Monday, April 2, 2018

News and events happening today

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ROANOKE, Va. – A former federal prosecutor is talking about race and the criminal justice system. Paul Butler will speak at 7:30 p.m. At Lynchburg College in Sydnor Performance Hall. It's free. Butler is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and one of the nation's most frequently consulted scholars on issues of race and criminal justice. His 2017 book, "Chokehold: Policing Black Men," argues that racial disparities in the criminal justice system exist by design, and current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change.

April is Autism Awareness month. Tonight at Elmwood Park there's a Light it Up Blue event for World Autism Day. Community organizations will come together. The purpose of the event is to increase the understanding and acceptance of people with autism. The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center has special events all month to raise money. The Center provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges.

Virtually every surface at the Rustburg library will be covered with white paper, and endless amounts of art supplies and wacky materials will be provided. It's part of the The Campbell County Public Library Spring Break Art Project this week. It's free! Today's special session is duct tape wall art.  The art will remain on display through the month of April. It's free.  


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