Paul Wilson, author of Rocking the Boat, has been invited to speak at an event celebrating Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 90th birthday.
The prestigious event, in South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, will include Paul talking about his new book, and will also live stream the 11th Desmond Tutu International Annual Peace Lecture in Cape Town which will be delivered by four inspiring global leaders – the Dalai Lama, Graça Machel; Mary Robinson; and Thuli Madonsela.
The celebratory event at South Africa House will include this live stream along with a very special programme including Paul Wilson’s talk about policing. Vice President of Unilever Africa, Lethepu Matshaba, will introduce Paul, and Simon Israel, former Channel 4 Senior Home Affairs Correspondent will chair his address.
A former Metropolitan Police Superintendent, Paul Wilson is a key supporter of civil rights both here and in South Africa who helped establish the UK’s first Black Police Association and has campaigned for racial justice throughout his 30+ year career. Paul will talk about his new book, Rocking the Boat, a memoir that recounts his early years of growing up in Lincolnshire, how and why he joined the Metropolitan Police, the prejudice he encountered within the Met, following his retirement, and his time in South Africa.
SRL Publishing will be sponsoring the event by supplying the drinks at South Africa House.