University of Rochester

EVENT: Talk by renowned human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Alexander Palestra in the Goergen Athletic Center on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: $17 for the general public, $5 for University of Rochester undergraduate students; and $12 for University of Rochester graduate students, faculty, and staff, on sale beginning Sept. 11 at Borders Books, Music and Cafť, 1000 Hylan Dr., Rochester, and at the Common Market in Wilson Commons on the River Campus. Group sales of 10 or more tickets receive the $12 rate.
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September 9, 2004

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

Archbishop 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 Archbishop 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, Archbishop 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 Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Admission to the lecture at the University is $17 for the general public; $5 for University of Rochester undergraduate students with ID; and $12 for University of Rochester graduate students, staff, and faculty with ID. Tickets go on sale Sept. 11 at the Common Market in Wilson Commons on the River Campus and at Borders Books, Music and Cafť, 1000 Hylan Dr., Rochester.

Archbishop Tutuís lecture is sponsored by the Outside Speakers Committee. For more information, contact (585) 275- 5911.




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