Naomi Tutu to speak at Rockford College

Rockford College will present a lecture by activist Naomi Tutu titled “Truth and Reconciliation” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20 in Maddox Theatre in the Clark Arts Center of Rockford College. Admission is $8 for the general public. The event is handicapped accessible.

Tutu believes there is still much to do to eradicate the legacy of three centuries of racial oppression in South Africa. Tutu, third daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Nomalizo, founded and was chairman of the Tutu Foundation, which from 1985 until 1990 helped South African refugees in African countries.

Tutu, born in Krugersdrop, South Africa, holds a B.A. in Economics and French from Berea College in Berea, Ky., and an M.A. in International Economic Development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Economic Development at the University of Kentucky. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Universal Orthodox College of Ogun State, Nigeria, in 1985.

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