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University welcomes Desmond Tutu


Archbishop Desmond Tutu, human rights advocate and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, in the Alexander Palestra in the Goergen Athletic Center.

Tutu gained international recognition as the general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, where he led the fight against apartheid in South Africa. In 1984, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts toward the cause of racial justice.

In 1995, South African President Nelson Mandela appointed Tutu to head the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which examined violence and human rights abuses in all areas of South African society under apartheid.

Currently the chancellor of the University of the Western Cape, Tutu is the author of four collections of addresses and sermons and is publishing two new books, including a chronicle of the work of the commission.

Admission to the lecture is $17 for the general public; $12 for University graduate students, staff, and faculty with ID; and $5 for University undergraduate students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and at Borders Books, Music and Café, 1000 Hylan Dr., Rochester.

Tutu's lecture is sponsored by the Outside Speakers Committee. For more information, call x5-5911.

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