MLK Symposium Keynote Memorial Lecture: Naomi Tutu

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hill Auditorium

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of South African social justice advocate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will speak at the Keynote Memorial Lecture at the 2016 U-M MLK Symposium. 

Naomi Tutu

Naomi Tutu, an activist on race, gender and human rights, has professional experience that ranges from being a development consultant in West Africa to time as a coordinator for programs on race and gender and gender-based violence in education at the African Gender Institute at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. In addition, Tutu has taught at the University of Hartford, 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.

As well as speaking and preaching, Naomi Tutu has established Nozizwe Consulting. Nozizwe means “Mother of Many Lands” in Xhosa and is the name she was given by her maternal grandmother. The guiding principle of Nozizwe Consulting is to bring different groups together to learn from and celebrate their differences and acknowledge their shared humanity. As part of this work she has led Truth and Reconciliation Workshops for groups dealing with different types of conflict.

This event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live here.

The Keynote Memorial Lecture is part of U-M's annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, one of the largest celebrations of the life and legacy of MLK sponsored by colleges and universities in the nation.