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CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
E-mail: melvin-shaw@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

MEDIA ADVISORY

SCHEDULE OF LECTURE EVENTS FOR

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU

1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Monday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

Carver Hawkeye Arena

 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize and chairman of the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at Carver Hawkeye Arena. The lecture is titled "Human Rights and the Truth and Reconciliation Process."

Public radio stations WSUI-AM 910, Iowa City and WOI-AM 640, Ames will broadcast the lecture live.*

 -- 3 p.m.  Arrives at Iowa City Municipal Airport
 5 ­5:40 p.m. Press conference with Desmond Tutu at The Levitt Center for University Advancement in the Board Room (Fourth floor).
  Students from local Iowa City elementary, junior and senior high schools will be present to greet Tutu prior to the press conference.-- 8 p.m. Major event opens with University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman introducing Simon Estes and the South African Youth Chorus Project. Separate performances will be given by Estes and the Chorus.
 -- 8:15 p.m. UI College of Law Professor Adrien Wing introduces Tutu for lecture
 -- 9:05 p.m. Wing moderates Tutu question and answer session with audience
 -- 9:30 p.m. (Approximately) Event ends

Members of the media are asked to enter the Arena using the North entrance and proceed to Section DD for seating. The media should park satellite news trucks near the Arena's North loading dock. There is no reserved media parking for this event; however, nearby Dental Lot #33 will be available on a first-come basis.

The free and public lecture is one of several Global Focus: Human Rights '98 programs, a UI celebration that began last year in commemoration of the signing of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights 50 years ago.

*Please advise your readers in advance that the lecture will be broadcast live.

2/4/99