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Desmond Tutu to Make Last U.S. Speech in Hartford

He will speak at the World Youth Peace Summit in May.



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    DAVIE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 26: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu raises his hand as he speaks at Nova Southeastern University's Don Taft University Center Arena on February 26, 2010 in Davie, Florida. The Nobel Peace Laureate and human rights activist was a guest speaker during the college's Distinguished Speakers Series. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Desmond Tutu

    Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who worked against apartheid in South African, will give his last public speech in the United States in Hartford.

    Tutu, who received the 1984 Nobel peace prize, will participate in the 2011 World Youth Peace Summit on May 20 at the XL Center in Hartford.

    Tutu will also bless the Connecticut Peace Walk and serve as the Grand Marshal on May 21. The Institute for International Sport is hosting Peace Walks all around the world on May 21 and 22.

    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 or the Ticketmaster website.

    Tickets can also be purchased at the XL Center Ticket Office beginning March 31 at noon.

    Weekday ticket office hours are Noon-5 p.m. For weekend events, the Ticket Office will open four hours prior to the start of an event. All ticket purchases are subject to additional convenience fees.

    For group sales (10 or more) information and discounts, please contact the XL Center at (860) 548-2000.