Alfre Woodard, Deborah Santana, Sharon Gelman, Kitsaun King, Marlene Saritzky and noted guests will attend an afternoon of food, drink, enjoyment and a special program on October 30, where Artists for a New South Africa pays tribute from afar to Desmond Tutu.

The event will celebrate the publication of Tutu: Authorized, an extraordinary new book, celebrating eighty years of Archbishop Tutu’s life,

The book features interviews with President Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Aung San Suu Kyi and ANSA supporters Harry Belafonte, Jackson Browne, Samuel L. Jackson, Quincy Jones, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Hugh Masekela, Deborah Santana, Blair Underwood, Alfre Woodard and many more.

Space is limited so RSVPs are required. You may RSVP directly to and make your donation at the door with a check, cash or credit card.

The event is a benefit for Artists for a New South Africa. Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) was founded in 1989 by Alfre Woodard, Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen, Blair Underwood, CCH Pounder and friends to support the quest to end apartheid. Since its inception, ANSA has raised and granted over nine million dollars to effective African nonprofits, shipped more than 20 tons of books and medical supplies to poor communities and provided comprehensive, ongoing care to over 3,500 AIDS orphans for the last eight years. ANSA continues to work in the U.S. and Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, advance human rights, preserve the legacy and values of the struggle against apartheid and the brave men and women who led it, and build bonds between our nations through arts, culture and the shared pursuit of social justice.

“We will never forget those who stood by us in our darkest days…You have become a part of the progress we are making…We are strengthened by the knowledge that Artists for a New South Africa will be with us.” ~ Nelson Mandela.

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