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  • Nobel Legacy Film Productions

  • University of Chicago

  • Cornell University
  • Duke University: Center for  Documentary Studies

  • Duke University: School of Divinity

  • Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Thandeka Tutu

  • U.S. Congresswoman Valerie Foushee


Civil Rights University Black History Month Film Screening:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's nonprofit TutuDesk, Duke University, University of Chicago, Organization of Black Students and Cornell University, Cornell Students 4 Black Lives  hosted a documentary screening of Children of the Light, followed by a facilitated discussion with the film guide. Students were led in a Call to Action to become involved with TutuDesk campaign. Founded  in 2012 in partnership with the United Nations Special Envoy for Education., the TutuDesk campaign supplies portable and sustainable workstations for children at home, schools, refugee camps, conflict-affected areas, and even to US homeless shelters. Since its launch, TutuDesk has provided more than 1.5 million desks  with a goal of 20 million desks to children by 2030. $20 provides one desk to a student in need.

Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 90th Birthday Celebration with Duke University School of Divinity. Organized all aspects of event management, PR, guest coordination, speakers, students, and fundraising.

  • A Virtual Event in partnership with Duke School of Divinity

  • Private VIP reception with Thandeka Tutu

  • Film Screening of Children of the Light

  • Community Panel Discussion: African Student Association | Dave Mason, Civil Rights Activist | Delores Baily, Executive Director Empowerment | Dianne Jackson, President Chapel Hill NAACP | Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Dean of Duke School of Divinity | Rev Justin Coleman Duke Divinity Consulting Faculty & University United Methodist Church Chapel Hill |  Reverend Mark Royster, First Baptist Church Chapel Hill | Sarah Hamilton, TutuDesk Advisory Board Member | Senator Valerie Foushee, State of North Carolina | TutuDesk Student Ambassadors Joyah Horton, Sophia Rangel, Zadie Taylor

  • Q & A Discussion with Thandeka Tutu
  • Call to Action to support students through TutuDesk

Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe

CEO, TutuDesks Campaign| Activist

Daughter of Nobel Peace Laureate

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"It is with great pleasure and a feeling of immense gratitude that I write this letter of recommendation, both personally and on behalf of The Desmond Tutu TutuDesk Campaign, for Sarah Hamilton, a truly extraordinary human being that I have the privilege of now calling a colleague and also a special friend for life. I  would recommend Sarah highly, as she not only has a heart of enormous compassion, but also for her true grit, utter determination and deeply focused drive to work towards making the world a better place - for all its citizens. I can say with complete conviction that any organization will be a far better one for having Sarah working with them and benefiting from her solid work ethic, deep compassion and humanity .... the Desmond Tutu TutuDesk Campaign most certainly is."

Thandeka Tutu

Desmond Tutu:
Children of the Light

Children of the Light features the life story of 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the crucial role he played in bringing about the civil rights movement in South Africa.


The film also highlights work of five young activists and leaders who were inspired by Desmond Tutu, and now creating social change in their own communities. Narrated by Desmond Tutu's daughter, Naomi Tutu and based off the book “Tutu: The Authorized Portrait” by Mpho Tutu and Allister Sparks.

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