Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a 1983 alumna of Berea College, will facilitate a workshop titled “Truth and Reconciliation” on January 20 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Carter G. Woodson Center Gallery in the Alumni Building. Dinner is provided.
There is no cost for the event but a reservation is required and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please R.S.V.P. to Woodson Center Administrative Assistant, Diana Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-985-3785 if you plan to attend.
This workshop is intended for those who lead truth and reconciliation processes in their community. The focus is on dealing with how we listen to and speak truth to one another. The participants start by looking into the stories we have been told and that we tell ourselves about ourselves and “others.” Participants will spend time investigating the importance of those stories and the effect these messages play on our perceptions and actions.
Naomi Tutu started her public speaking as a college student at Berea College when she was invited to present at churches, community groups, colleges and universities about her experiences growing up in apartheid South Africa. Since that time, she has become a much sought-after speaker to groups as varied as business associations, professional conferences, elected officials, church and civic organizations.