Global Philanthropy Group Announces Archbishop Desmond Tutu Once-in-a-Lifetime Conversation, Co-Hosted by Maggie and Trevor Neilson, Girard-Perregaux, and Elizabeth Wiatt

Event will take place May 16, 2012 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will also feature author Robert V. Taylor

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“Events like this connect the vibrant creative and philanthropic communities in Los Angeles.” - Maggie Neilson, CEO of Global Philanthropy Group

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 03, 2012

This unique event will feature Nobel Peace Prize Laureate the Archbishop Desmond Tutu in conversation with Robert V. Taylor, author of the recently released book, 'A New Way to Be Human.' The focus of the discussion will be finding happiness and fulfillment, making the world a better place, and embracing a new, transformative way of feeling fully alive. The conversation will be moderated by Michael Govan, CEO of LACMA, with actress & philanthropist Jo Champa opening the evening on behalf of Girard-Perregaux.

“It is an honor for us to be part of this,” said Maggie Neilson, CEO of Global Philanthropy Group. “Events like this connect the vibrant creative and philanthropic communities in Los Angeles.” Global Philanthropy Group will also co-host a private reception for Archbishop Tutu and Robert V. Taylor following the event.

Pre-signed copies of 'A New Way to Be Human' will be available for purchase before the event; author signing with Robert V. Taylor immediately following the discussion. For tickets visit LACMA.org or call 323-857-6010.

About Global Philanthropy Group:
Global Philanthropy advises the world’s leading philanthropists. It works with individuals, charitable foundations and corporations to design and implement highly leveraged philanthropic strategies. Its management expertise and network of global experts help its clients achieve lasting, meaningful results. Global Philanthropy Group’s team has experience working at the highest levels of government, business and philanthropy, and has deep experience addressing the world’s most pressing issues.

About Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African activist and retired bishop who is known worldwide for his opposition of apartheid for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. Tutu is an active champion for human rights and continues to campaign to support oppressed people throughout the world. In 2007, Archbishop Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and Graça Machel convened The Elders, a group of world leaders who contribute their integrity and leadership in dealing with some of the world’s most pressing problems.

About Robert V. Taylor and A New Way to Be Human:
Robert V. Taylor is a nationally recognized leader, author, speaker and media commentator. Born and raised in South Africa, Robert worked tirelessly to end apartheid. In 1980 his mentor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent Robert to the United States to avoid imprisonment for his anti-apartheid activity. He graduated from Rhodes University, South Africa, and completed graduate work at Union Theological Seminary, New York, eventually becoming the highest-ranking openly gay clergy person in the Episcopal Church at the time. His book, 'A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive' (New Page Books, April 2012) offers a path to an integrated life of purpose.


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