Archive for November 2009

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson to Speak at Diversity Lecture Series

Prince Cedza DlaminiPrince Cedza Dlamini, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, will speak as part of the 15th Annual Diversity Lecture Series at Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.  His talk is titled, “Global Forgiveness and Connectedness.”

Cedza Dlamini is an impassioned humanitarian, social entrepreneur and visionary. His vision is to create a unified global order by establishing global networks of young leaders working collectively to address world problems, such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, hunger, and illiteracy. He travels the world to help young people recognize their connectedness to each other and their power to change their surroundings.

As the grandson of Nelson Mandela, he carries on the activism and investment in community leading him to expose young people to the leadership and professional skills they need in their communities. He founded the Ubuntu Institute for Young Social Entrepreneurs, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nation’s eight point strategy to eradicate poverty, hunger and disease in Africa.

The lecture will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain NE, in Grand Rapids, on November 11.

The Diversity Lecture Series is organized by the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College.   Warner Norcross & Judd is proud to be a continuing sponsor of the series.

Upcoming lectures in the series include:

December 9, 2009:  Morris Dees, Civil Rights Activist, Attorney and Author, “With Justice for All

February 10, 2010: Angela Davis, Human Rights Activist, Author, “Frameworks for Social Justice

March 10, 2010: Brigitte Cazalis-Collins, Social Justice Activist, “The Front Lines of the War against Child Sex Trafficking