Allan Boesak

Monday, November 4th | Neal Marshall, Bridgewater Lounge | 4 – 6 PM

The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies presents “Reconciliation as Radical Risk Taking — Lessons and Challenges from South Africa.”  Dr. Allan Boesak is an Anti-Apartheid activist and the current Desmond Tutu Chair for Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation Studies at Butler University.  The title recognizes Boesak’s influential activism against racial apartheid in the 1980s in his native South Africa, where he worked closely with Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela, the country’s former president.  He has received numerous awards, including the Robert Kennedy Human Rights Awards and the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award.

 

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