Naomi Tutu to visit Cincinnati Thursday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Naomi Tutu, international scholar, human rights activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will be in Cincinnati this week.

Tutu will visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Thursday. She will also be the guest speaker at the Woman's City Club's annual National Speaker Forum.

Tutu will enjoy lunch with the Freedom Center Board of Directors, then receive a key to the city and tour the Freedom Center.

She will then speak at the Woman's City Club's at 7:30 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel. Her topic is, "Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground."

The event is open to the public, with tickets being $25 at the door. There are a limited number of $125 tickets for lecture and private reception with Tutu.

"We are pleased to have Ms. Tutu visit us as one who accepts the challenge of championing the cause of freedom and dignity for all people everywhere," said Donald W. Murphy, CEO of the Freedom Center. "Ms. Tutu's efforts to make a difference in her own country, as well as throughout the world, are to be commended."

Tutu has co-founded the Tutu Foundation for Development and Relief in South Africa, which provides scholarships and support to South African refugees in other African countries. She has traveled the world as a teacher, consultant and guest lecturer; and, has received countless awards for her selfless commitment to improving the human condition. Having endured the ravages of remaining silent about race and racism in Apartheid South Africa, she encourages open and frank dialogue on race and racism.

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