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: