KINGSTON, R.I., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by the Institute for International Sport:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu will give his last public speech in the United States on May 20 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT as part of the kick-off festivities for the 2011 World Youth Peace Summit. Archbishop Tutu received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent work against apartheid, the South African government's policy of racial separateness. The speech will immediately be followed by a special performance by world-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis. The program is being called: Humanity and Harmony.
The following morning, Archbishop Tutu will bless the Connecticut Peace Walk and serve as the Grand Marshal. The Institute for International Sport is hosting Peace Walks all around the world on May 21st and 22nd. The Connecticut Peace Walk will serve as the centerpiece, starting in West Hartford at 11am and ending in downtown Hartford.
Thousands of individuals will participate in the various peace walks throughout the world that weekend, ranging in size from small groups of friends to large community-wide events. This program aims to stimulate discussions on the peace process and to highlight the World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit, organized by the Institute for International Sport. Funds raised from the Walks will support these programs.
The World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit will be hosted by the University of Hartford with activities held throughout the Greater Hartford area and the XL Center. To learn more about these events, visit www.internationalsport.com.
Tickets to Humanity and Harmony are now on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. In addition, tickets can be purchased online by logging on to the XL Center website at www.xlcenter.com or the Ticketmaster website at www.ticketmaster.com.
For group sales (10 or more) information and discounts, please contact the XL Center at (860) 548-2000.
SOURCE Institute for International Sport