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Human rights activist Naomi Tutu inspired by her Nobel Peace Prize winning father

By: stagedoorscribbler - December 27, 2017

Naomi Tutu

Human rights activist Naomi Tutu - the third daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah -  often speaks  passionately about her experience of growing up  black and female in apartheid South Africa.

 Greatly influenced and inspired by her Nobel Peace Prize winning father, she is now a much sought-after speaker on humanitarian issues. 

Naomi will be telling her story as special guest of  the Humanities Foundation Annual Speaker Series  being held at the Mannie Jackson Centre at Southern Illinois University on Wednesday March 28.

The prestigious annual fundraiser will find Naomi sharing the  powerful 

story of her extraordinary  South Africa childhood and how she came to learn  the importance of education, social justice, globalization, personal development, respect and diversity.

Her experiences, she says, taught her that when situations of oppression are accepted, and when the teaching of hate and division prevail, it is the whole of humanity that suffers.

In a press release announcing the event founder and president Mannie Jackson said: “We are honoured to have Naomi Tutu, whom I know and have witnessed her commitment and passion for unification and equality. Her life work and experiences serve as a cultural voice for which the Mannie Jackson Center stands.”

Naomi Tutu is the latest in an impressive  line of special guests at the event including General Colin Powell who spoke in 2016 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar earlier this year.  iNaomi will also be keynote speaker at a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at Furman University on 12th January when her subject will be Truth & Reconciliation: Healing the Wounds of Racism.