The Circle Group > Guest Perspectives > Shaykh Rashid meets Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was  in Springfield, Massachuestts to inaugurate “The Desmond Tutu Lecture Series on Public Health Awareness.” He received an honorary doctorate degree from American International College on April 20th and spoke to over 1000 students, faculty and guests.
Archbishop emeritas Desmond Tutu greets Shaykh Rashid and family

Archbishop Emeritas Desmond Tutu greets Shaykh Rashid and family

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, spoke of the need to promote peace and of  pressing global issues such as AIDS, poverty, and equality and  urged the gathered students to keep up the fight against world injustices — just as the youth of the past demonstrated for an end to the Vietnam War and for freedom from racial discrimination (Apartheid) in South Africa. He then took questions from the students, before meeting with reporters.

Later in the day Archbishop Tutu was awarded an honorary Doctor of Human Letters degree during a convocation at Symphony Hall, where he delivered the inaugural lecture in the public health series.  Shaykh Rashid and family were invited to the ceremonial dinner in honor of the Archbishop Emeritas Desmond Tutu.

American International College partners with the Medical Knowledge Institute, an international non-profit healthcare organization that focuses on education and providing information from the conviction that healthcare is a human right.

Full speech is available here at Forum Network

 Excerpt Video of Desmond Tutu speaking at American International College:


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