2012 Press Releases
U.S. Consulate General Welcomes Ms. Naomi Tutu for Speaking Program “Advocating for Democracy and Human Rights”
Ms. Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and human rights activist, visited Jerusalem and the West Bank April 3-7, 2012 and delivered lectures on her experiences in pre- and post-Apartheid South Africa; her work on combating violence; and the importance and impact of gender-based coalitions. Ms. Tutu spoke to audiences at Al Quds University, Holy Land Trust, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and with various non-governmental organizations. In addition, she delivered a lecture to the general public at America House, the U.S. Consulate General’s cultural center in Jerusalem.
Speaking about the program, the Consulate General’s Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, Frank Finver, stated, “Ms. Tutu’s work in helping to build bridges and coalitions in order to break down barriers within us, and then using these coalitions to build peace, is a powerful message. Her message speaks to all of us, and is a message that we can all learn from."
Ms. Tutu’s visit was made possible by the U.S. Department of State, with special funding from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. Her visit is among the many programs sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General throughout the year in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, which promote dialogue and mutual understanding between Palestinians and Americans.
For more information please contact the U.S. Consulate’s Press Office at 02-622-6908 or 02-622-6909 or Information Assistant Hassna Dajani at 0546620257.