The Middlesex Community College’s “One World Series” will host Prince Cedza Dlamini, South Africa’s impassioned humanitarian and social entrepreneur, in a special Civility Day free program on Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road.
Dlamini’s talk, titled “Ubuntu: Interconnectedness and Conflict Resolution,” is the keynote event of Civility Day at Middlesex, a campuswide celebration promoting respect, tolerance and kindness for others. The grandson of Nelson Mandela and descendent of King Sobhuza II, who fought for the independence of Swaziland, Dlamini will speak about the possibility of living in a world free of violence, hatred and global divisions.
A recent graduate of Tufts University, Dlamini founded the Ubuntu Institute for Young Social Entrepreneurs. Based on the African concept of ubuntu and its values of respect, integrity and tolerance of others, the program provides young Africans with leadership and professional skills to help eradicate poverty, hunger and disease.
Dlamini is also co-chair of the World Youth Peace Summit in Africa, which assembles young leaders from around the world to find peaceful methods to resolve global conflict. At Middlesex, he will draw on his experience addressing world problems, such as HIV/AIDS and illiteracy, and the audience of their connection to one another and their power to change their surroundings.
For more information, call Rebecca Newell, MCC’s director of leadership development and student activities, at 781-280-3763.