Saah Joseph: From Liberia with Love

Saah Joseph will speak at George Fox Dec. 8.George Fox University's Center for Peace and Justice invites the public to a special presentation by

Saah Joseph, Liberia war survivor and former refugee

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7-8 p.m.
Cap and Gown Room, Student Union Building
George Fox University

Joseph will present "From Liberia with Love: Experiences of War/A Life of Peace."

The event also will include a special musical presentation by Lasana "Lazso," who will sing African gospel music before and after Joseph's talk. Lasana suffered much in his native homeland of Liberia, escaping war, persecution, poverty and personal failure to bring you these beautiful songs of hope and restoration.

There is no charge to attend.

About the Speaker

Saah Joseph grew up as a Christian in Liberia, left his family at an early age, and escaped from the war when he was 12. He escaped to Sierra Leone, where he encountered another war, and ended up fleeing through three countries until ending up in a refugee camp.

Through the years he has worked with humanitarian organizations, including the Red Cross, for which he helped to reunite families separated by war. After returning to Liberia, he began working to set up schools for refugee children. He currently works for the PLAN for the Children Humanitarian Aid organization, which recently set up a school in a refugee camp. Nine-hundred children now attend Mount Barcley School.

For more information on this event, contact the Center for Peace and Justice at peaceandjustice@georgefox.edu.