Vernon Larson Lectures
The Vernon Larson International Luncheon Series was started in 1979 by Larson, then director of international agriculture programs at K-State. The series includes six lectures each school year and offers the K-State community a chance to hear presentations from individuals who have recently participated in extensive overseas activity or who are involved in major international activities.
The events are FREE and No reservations are required.
February 5th @ 11:30am - 12:30pm Landon Room at the Holiday Inn at the Campus Kansas State University
"Personal Reflections on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy"
Linda Biehl is the co-founder and director of the Amy Biehl Foundation in the U.S. and the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust in South Africa. Linda’s relationship to South Africa and the genesis of these Foundations is grounded in the life and death of her daughter Amy.
Justice is central to Linda Biehl’s message of peace and reconciliation. Following in the footsteps of Desmond Tutu, Linda Biehl and the Amy Biehl Foundation embrace restorative, rather than retributive justice. At a personal level Linda Biehl embraced restorative justice by building a relationship with two of the youth convicted for the death of her daughter. At a professional level Linda works in communities in South Africa as she continues to spread “Amy’s magic”.
Linda Biehl and the Amy Biehl Foundation have worked to fulfill three important rights in the South African Constitution: the right to education, the right to equal employment, and the right to health. For Linda Biehl justice is more than rights written into an official document; justice is converting those rights into reality.
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