DSCC to host Naomi Tutu
Human rights activist Nontombi Naomi-Cecilia Tutu will share her experiences growing up as black female in apartheid South Africa when she speaks from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 14 in the E.H. Lannom Jr. Gymnasium at Dyersburg State Community College. The public is invited to attend the event, which coincides with DSCC’s celebration of black history month.
Tutu is the third child of Archbishop Desmond and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. While she has a serious message, Tutu promises that in her speeches she blends her passion with humor and personal stories. She explains that her experiences in South Africa have taught her how much everyone loses when any one person is judged purely by physical attributes.
Tutu, who currently lives in Nashville, was born in South Africa and has also lived in Lesotho and the United Kingdom. Her professional experience ranges from development consulting in West Africa to coordinating programs on race and gender. She also has taught at the University of Hartford, the University of Connecticut and Brevard College.