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The Nelson Mandela Lecture with Naomi Tutu

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Nittany Lion Inn, Board Room 1

Naomi Tutu, Human Rights Advocate

"Truth and Reconciliation: Healing the Wounds of Racism"

Whether in personal life or in the larger society, we have wounds that block our ability to be the wonderful gifts that we are meant to be in the world. We too have inflicted wounds unto others, but all these wounds can be healed. However, it takes courage and the willingness to speak and hear the truth. That first step to healing is so often the hardest. We are afraid to speak our truth for fear of judgment, rejection and anger. We are also afraid to hear truths that might question our images of ourselves. Yet the pain is only the first step, what comes after that is healing and wholeness. Using South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a starting place and model, in this presentation Tutu talks about how we can heal and be healed as individuals and a society.


Co-sponsored by Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity.

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Africana Research Center

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