Tuesday, September 19, 2017
TITLE > Truth & Reconciliation: Healing the Wounds of Racism
As the children of famous people often do, Naomi Tutu struggled to find her own place in the world. Her Nobel Peace Prize winning father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, paved the way for an activist's life. Naomi has become an international consultant and human rights advocate, speaking around the world about issues concerning racism and reconciliation. Tutu bases her approach to these topics on the model created by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a 1990's era court-like restorative justice program aimed at healing the wounds of apartheid. Her presentations focus on how individuals and societies can both heal and be healed in the wake of injustice and pain, and how they can learn to reject anger.
$8 General Public
$6 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $2 until the day of the event
All seats are general admission
A typical Forum program includes a 60-minute lecture and a 30-minute question-and-answer session, followed by an informal open reception. The reception for this event will take place in the Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center 330. Books will be sold by the University Bookstore for signing by the speaker during the reception.
This event will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are also available upon request.
The Forum is funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Wisconsin Public Radio and WHYS Radio have contributed generous promotional support.