I am Curator at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville, Stanger/ KwaDukuza on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast in South Africa. The Luthuli Museum is located at the former house of Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli, Africa's first Nobel Peace Laureate and longest serving president of the African National Congress. The Luthuli Museum is tasked with promoting the life story and legacy of Chief Luthuli, a multi-faceted leader who was committed to non-violence, non-racialism, democracy and human rights. I believe that sharing stories is crucial for developing understanding across cultural, political, religious and other divisions and for promoting respect for democracy and human rights. The Luthuli Museum held an 'International Day of Sharing Life Stories' event in 2008, 2009 and will be hosting a 3rd on 14 May 2010.