The Peace3 Conversations are live events that are held in partnership with universities and colleges in auditoriums and other large venues. They are designed to galvanize young adults and foster commitments on their parts to learn how to cultivate inner peace on their own behalf as well as to foster peace between groups and among nations. These conversations are streamed live and people throughout the world are encouraged to join the live discussions
The conversations vary in format. We work with our partner institution to identify the peace topic that is most relevant to their audience. While the Peace3 Conversations will always include a focus on one of the three forms of peace, it will always be connected to preventing or solving real life dilemmas, conflicts and violent situations. Important issues individuals and society are currently grappling with, and for which there are recent headline news stories in traditional and new media will be woven into the discussion as an object lesson
In order for the Peace3 concepts to become a lifestyle, opportunities to practice and apply what is learned will be provided. Organizations that teach peace practices and methodologies and offer ways to contribute to a more peaceful community, society or world are invited to partner with DTPF. In turn, Peace3 participants will be introduced to them during the live conversations, online and through social media.
If you would like to host a Conversation on Peace at your campus, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 26 – 28, 2017
Tutu: Then and Now at Nexus Global Youth Summit – New York, NY
The Tutu: Then and Now photo exhibit will be featured at the Nexus Global Youth Summit in New York. The photos will be featured at venues throughout New York City.
September 19 – October 14, 2017
Tutu: Then and Now at the City Arts Factory in partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival – Orlando, FL
The Tutu: Then and Now photo exhibit will be on display at the City Arts Factory. This event will launch with a special Third Thursday event on September 21st to celebrate International Peace Day. Tutu Inspires educational programming for local high schools, and a reception for the community to meet the photographers.
This entire event is presented by the Global Peace Film Festival.
October 8, 2017
7th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture (guest TBA) – Cape Town, South Africa
The Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture was conceived as an annual opportunity to take stock of issues critical to the sustainability of our species and our planet. It is an opportunity to assess our adherence to the values of respect, compassion, fairness, Ubuntu and celebration of diversity. It is intended to stimulate engagement and translate into action the vision and values of Archbishop and Mrs. Tutu.
This event is sponsored by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
October 18 – November 6, 2017
Tutu: Then and Now at the National Cathedral – Washington, DC
The Tutu: Then and Now photo exhibit will be on display at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. This event will launch in conjunction with a special appearance by The Most Reverend Bishop Michael B. Curry, Tutu Inspires educational programming for local high schools, and a reception for the community to meet the photographers.
November 6 – December 10, 2016
Tutu: Then and Now at the American University Museum – Washington, DC
The Tutu: Then and Now photo exhibit will be on display at the American University in Washington, DC. The exhibit will launch with a special Members Preview, an Opening Reception, Tutu Inspires educational programming for local high schools, and a final reception to learn more about the Tutu Inspires educational program.
Conversations on Peace: Race and Privilege at Stanford University – Palo Alto, California – Conversations on Peace: Race and Privilege in partnership with iThrive@Stanford
Conversations on Peace: The Legacy of Desmond Tutu at Rollins College – Winter Park, Florida – Peace3 program at Rollins College in partnership with the Thomas B. Johnson Distinguished Scholars and Amnesty International
Conversations on Peace: Race and Privilege at Valencia College – Orlando, Florida – Multi-day event in partnership with the Peace and Justice Institute of Valencia College.
NegusWorldwide Party – Oakland, California (ad across the globe) – DTPF partnered with Oakland-based NegusWorld to celebrate music and peace in cities across the globe. Thousands of people came together to celebrate and raise funds.
Peace3 at the Konferans Lape Jacmel (Jacmel Peace Conference) – Jacmel, Haiti – Young people from all over Haiti come together for this annual conference to learn about how to bring peace to themselves, and use that peace to create peace in their local communities. In partnership with the Peace and Justice Institute of Valencia College and St. Margaret Mary’s Church of Orlando.
Facebook Live #TutuAt85 – Across the globe throughout the entire day, the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and Facebook partnered to bring live streaming events to celebrate the Archbishop’s 85th birthday. Starting in Cape Town as the Archbishop gave the Eucharist, and traveling around the world with luminaries wishing him a happy birthday, ultimately culminating in a special birthday concert featuring the Archbishop’s good friend, Quincy Jones and including live performances by Incubus, Steve Vai, Fishbone, Spencer Davis and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Tutu: Then and Now – St. Paul’s Chapel, New York – Tutu: Then and Now exhibition debut November/December, 2016. In partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street.
#TutuInspiresNYC – Tutu Inspires workshop with the students of Leadership and Public Service High School – New York. In partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street.
UNESCO NGO Forum 2017 – DTPF executive director, Brian Rusch, spoke on the Power of Inspiring Youth to Peacebuilding at the event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.