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Global Engagement Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Naomi Tutu
March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 8th
Lory Student Center Ballroom D
Free and open to the public
Live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WJk611RQno
The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Naomi’s life as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how the teaching and preaching of hate and division injure us all. Growing up the ‘daughter of Desmond Tutu’ has offered Naomi Tutu many opportunities and challenges in her life. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges she has struggled with is the call to ministry. Finally, in her 50’s she responded to the call and went to seminary. Her professional experience ranges from being a development consultant in West Africa, to being program coordinator for programs on race and gender and gender-based violence in education at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. In addition, Reverend Tutu has taught at the University of Hartford, the University of Connecticut,and Brevard College in North Carolina. She served as program coordinator for the historic Race Relations Institute at Fisk University and was a part of the Institute’s delegation to the World Conference Against Racism in Durban.