Desmond Tutu's Daughter Gives Lecture in Tallahassee

By: La'Tasha Givens Email
By: La'Tasha Givens Email

She was welcomed to drumming and a dance performance like a queen.

Naomi Tutu, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu gave a talk at Tallahassee Community College during International Education Week.

"Our differences are just opportunities, our differences are in fact our strength as a community," says Tutu.

In the lecture titled Striving for Justice, Searching for Common Ground, Tutu talked about the importance of accepting others and how to use those differences to strengthen ourselves.

More than 300 hundred people listened as she talked about life lessons from her travels around the world and living in South Africa during apartheid.

"The foundation of a just society is whenever we recognize the potential for greatness is in each of us," says Tutu.

Daneila Gailindo, Vice President of the International Student Organization says, "We did everything so this evening was perfect for her. We've been planning this for several weeks and it was a wonderful experience."

TCC Student Ryan Flord says, "I thought it was incredible. It was a very powerful. It was motivating. It made the entire audience just speechless."

Tutu says she will continue to spread her message so more people are willing to stand up for justice.

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