The Office of International Programs, in cooperation with FNBO, is honored to host race and gender justice advocate Reverend Naomi Tutu as the spring 2021 Global Engagement Distinguished Lecturer. This event is virtual and free and open to the public, but registration is required. We hope that you can join us.
3:00 P.M. Mountain Time
To register: bit.ly/NaomiTutuCSU
Reverend Naomi Tutu: Race and Gender Justice Advocate
The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Naomi’s life as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and that teaching and preaching hate and division injure us all.
Rev. Tutu has been a development consultant in West Africa and a program coordinator on gender-based violence in education at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. She has taught at the University of Hartford, University of Connecticut, and Brevard College in North Carolina. She served as program coordinator for the historic Race Relations Institute at Fisk University, and was a part of the Institute’s delegation to the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Rev. Tutu also established Nozizwe Consulting. Nozizwe means “mother of many lands” in her native Xhosa, and is the name she was given by her maternal grandmother. The guiding principle of Nozizwe Consulting is to bring different groups together to learn from and celebrate their differences and acknowledge their one shared humanity. She has also offered educational and partnership trips to South Africa for high schools, churches, hospices, K-12 teachers, and women’s associations. These trips emphasize the opportunities to share our stories and experiences.