Events

Who We Are - Intercultural Life

Voices Conference

The Voices Conference is a multicultural leadership conference open to people from all backgrounds and cultures. Our vision is to create space for students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in meaningful conversations about being multicultural leaders in an increasingly diverse society. Keynote speaker and founder of The Voices Project, Leroy Barber, joins other nationally renowned speakers in leading workshops and discussions regarding social justice, leadership and diversity.

This event spans over a weekend full of amazing worship by Urban Doxology, gospel choir performances, thought-provoking speakers, passionate student spoken-word poets, and stirring conversations about what it means to live for the multicultural kingdom of God.

You can learn more here.

Mathetes

Mathetes is a monthly event in partnership with Shalom that provides students a space to engage difficult topics/conversations that leads to a deeper understanding of the people and experiences behind the issues. Mathetes is Greek for “disciple,” and this monthly program challenges attendees to consider how our faith might compel us to respond to contemporary issues. We traditionally invite four panelists with at least one student, faculty member and community member present. The goal is for panel members to speak from their perspectives and to model healthy dialogue amongst deeply held beliefs. Attendees are then invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

SCORR (Student Council of Racial Reconciliation) Conference

SCORR is a national two-day conference during which students, staff and faculty from various Christian colleges and universities join together to celebrate and learn of the diversity within the body of Christ. Conference attendees will engage in dialogue and instruction that seeks transformational growth, resulting in the building of God’s kingdom on earth.

This is an opportunity that our Cultural Ambassadors get to partake in as a part of their program, by traveling down to Biola University in Southern California, but is also open for other George Fox students to participate in as well.

To learn more, contact Rachel Leong at rleong16@georgefox.edu or check out our Cultural Ambassadors program.

Soul Food Fridays

Soul Food Friday happens every week from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) and is an opportunity for students of color to be in community with others and care for the soul. At the end of full, challenging and fruitful weeks, whether it's talking through particularly salient topics, laughing, crying or venting, Soul Food Fridays is a space to just be. We hope you will join us!

Heritage Months

In recognition of the federally recognized heritage months, the Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) partners with George Fox Student multicultural organizations to provide programs that honor, celebrate, and create awareness around the diverse ethnic cultures represented on campus. Whether through acknowledging the legacies of brilliant women and men throughout history or sharing culture through food, these monthly programs are an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the rich diversity on campus.