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    What’s in a year? 2015 highlights from the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

    December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

What’s in a year? 2015 highlights from the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

Over the last few years, the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation has been working to launch the Peace3 Program and thanks to the support of so many of you, plus the generous support of our corporate donors, we were able to launch this program in 2015 plus accomplish so much more!

We launched the Peace3 program with a two day event in partnership with the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College with thousands of young people joining us in person and online…

Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute conversation on Peace November 03, 2015. WILLIE J. ALLEN JR.

Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute conversation on Peace November 03, 2015.
Photo by Willie J. Allen Jr.

And followed up our launch with events at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida…

Desmond Tutu's granddaughter, Nyaniso Tutu-Burris helped us to launch Peace3 events.

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter, Nyaniso Tutu helped us to launch Peace3 events.

And at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California…

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Nyaniso Tutu poses for photos with students at Stanford after DTPF’s Conversations on Peace: Race and Privilege.

We helped to launch #TUTU, the photo exhibit by Sumyaya Hisham, in partnership with St. Jude’s Episcopal and De Anza College in Cupertino, California as the first of several exhibits set for North America to benefit DTPF.

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We welcomed Brian Rusch, our new Executive Director…

Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute conversation on Peace November 03, 2015. WILLIE J. ALLEN JR.

Brian Rusch, executive director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation Photo by Willie J. Allen Jr.

And we incorporated in California while maintaining our corporate headquarters in New York…

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Hundreds of thousands of you joined us online to wish the Archbishop and Mrs. Tutu a Happy 60th Anniversary!

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah Tutu share a kiss. Picture: Michel Bega

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah Tutu share a kiss. Picture: Michel Bega

Joined us in prayer for the Arch’s continued recovery…

Archbishop Tutu rests at home with his wife after being released from the hospital. Photo courtesy of Oryx Media

Archbishop Tutu rests at home with his wife after being released from the hospital. Photo courtesy of Oryx Media

And rejoiced with us as we celebrated his 84th birthday!

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Archbishop Tutu shares a moment with two of his granddaughters Onalenna and Nyaniso.

DTPF co-sponsored the Konferans Lapè Jacmel (Jacmel Peace Conference) in Jacmel, Haiti, which brought together young peace leaders from all over the island nation to discuss inner peace and how they can create peace in their communities.

 

Conference participants at the Haiti Peace Conference. Photo by Willie J. Allen Jr.

Conference participants at the Haiti Peace Conference. Photo by Willie J. Allen Jr.

Luminaries from a variety of fields joined DTPF for Digital Conversations on Peace, to discuss how they define and achieve inner peace and how they use that inner peace to make a difference in the world.

Deepak Chopra joins Nadine Kreisberger for DIgital Conversations on Peace.

Deepak Chopra joins Nadine Kreisberger for Digital Conversations on Peace.

We partnered with Hip Hop Saves Lives and NegusWorld to begin work on two new tracks written, produced and performed by youth hip hop artists inspired by the Foundation’s Peace3 program – Peace within, peace between, peace among.

TatuVision is Peace3. Presented by NegusWorld,

TatuVision is Peace3. Presented by NegusWorld,

And the Foundation began work with filmmaker Monty Hempel to release, The Voyage of Desmond Tutu, a film about the Archbishop’s life and his philosophy told in his own words…

Screen shot from the forthcoming film, The Voyage of Desmond Tutu.

Screen shot from the forthcoming film, The Voyage of Desmond Tutu.

We were thrilled that in 2015, we marked Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation’s 15th birthday…

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And we are so excited to continue celebrating 15 years of impact in 2016!

Will you help us spread peace education and the legacy of Desmond Tutu to people throughout the United States and around the world with a U.S. tax-deductible donation?

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