For Immediate Release
Desmond Tutu Endorses 'Harvard Heat Week' Call to Action
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to liberate South Africa from Apartheid, just joined a long list of prominent Harvard alumni and current students who are calling for a week of civil disobedience at Harvard to push the university to divest from fossil fuels.
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