Patt Morrison for May 16, 2012

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Reverend Robert V. Taylor on happiness and being human

Chairman of the Elders archbishop Desmon

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Chairman of the Elders archbishop Desmond Tutu, gestures during a joint press conference with other members of the Elders in New Delhi on February 9, 2012. The visit was part of the Elders' work to promote equality for girls and women worldwide.

“How to be happy, change the world and embrace a new way to be human” – it’s a tall order, especially when your list of worries could include lack of employment, loved ones overseas in the military, environmental calamities, or the political turmoil in a number of countries (just for starters).

On today’s program Patt will speak with two men whose histories involve not just surviving, but transforming turmoil: the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and the Very Reverend Robert V. Taylor, an Episcopal priest and activist for social justice, as well as the first openly gay Episcopal dean in the United States. Archbishop Tutu and the Very Rev. Taylor met in South Africa during the fight against apartheid, and both have remained committed to the idea of promoting social justice and conflict resolution around the globe.

Both men will speak tonight at LACMA, but you can get a head start on the conversation here.

LACMA presents “How to be happy, change the world, and embrace a new way to be human,” with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Robert V. Taylor, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 7:30 pm.

Guests:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South African activist and retired bishop who is known worldwide for his opposition of apartheid; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; co-founder of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre

Reverend Robert V. Taylor, nationally recognized leader, speaker and media commentator; author, "A New Way to Be Human"; worked to end apartheid with Archbishop Tutu


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