25 October 2012
Reverend Mpho Tutu – daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner and South African social rights activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu – visited West London Mental Health Trust to speak at a special event to mark Black History Month on Wednesday 24 October.
Rev Tutu spoke about the Conversations for Change programme, which works in areas of social tension across the UK, bringing together community members of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds to build robust skills to negotiate anger, conflict and difference.
The Reverend Mpho Tutu is the founder of the Tutu Institute for Prayer & Pilgrimage. She has run ministries for children in Massachusetts, for rape survivors in South Africa, and for refugees from South Africa and Namibia.
Her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Laureate, was a prominent leader in the movement for racial conciliation in South Africa, speaking out against the apartheid system. As Archbiship, Tutu became a principle mediator in the transition to democracy in South Africa.
The event, which took place on the Trust’s St Bernard’s site in Southall, was organised by the Ealing Black and Minority Ethnic NHS Staff Network – a joint initiative between West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Ealing Hospital NHS Trust.