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Human rights activist Naomi Tutu to speak at Wingate University

3/18/2013
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Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer
k.williams@wingate.edu
704-233-8320

Naomi Tutu, the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, will speak at Wingate University this Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theater of the Batte Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

In her speech, she will explore how the challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of her life as an activist for human rights. She will also address how those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how the teaching and preaching of hate and division injure us all. Tutu blends this passion for human dignity with humor and personal stories.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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