Adrienne Zanini and Pacifica Peace People

Adrienne Zanini reads a section of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech at an event hosted by the Pacifica Peace People at the Sanchez Art Center on Friday. Sixteen community members took turns reading a section of the speech during the course of the event.

Anna Hoch-Kenney / Tribune

Midway through International Peace Week, a small but attentive crowd gathered at Sanchez Art Center to listen to a reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 speech, “Beyond Vietnam.”

The reading was organized by the Pacifica Peace People, a group that works to create a “culture of peace” in Pacifica. It was one of several activities leading up to Peace Day, observed each year on Sept. 21. The United Nations has declared this  a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. 

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