Past Events: 2009 - 2010

Ursula Bacon

Holocaust Survivor Ursula Bacon Speaks at George Fox
March 3, 2010

Holocaust survivor Ursula Bacon visited George Fox University to tell of her experiences of fleeing Nazi Germany. Bacon fled Nazi Germany with her parents in 1939 and landed in Shanghai, China, along with more than 18,000 other Middle European Jews. The family spent most of the war years in a Japanese-controlled “designated area,” often referred to as the “Shanghai Ghetto.” She came to the United States in 1947.

She has written a book about her experiences, Shanghai Diary, A Young Girl’s Journey from Hitler’s Hate to War-torn China.

John M. Perkins will visit George Fox to speak about racial reconciliation Feb. 10-11

Woolman Peacemaking Forum 2010
February 10-11, 2010

John M. Perkins, president and founder of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development and one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, spoke at George Fox University’s annual Woolman Peacemaking Forum Feb. 10-11. The forum’s theme was “Are We Achieving Racial Justice and Reconciliation?”

Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty the son of a sharecropper. He fled to California at 17 after his older brother was murdered by the town marshal. Although he originally vowed never to return, in 1960 he returned to his boyhood home to share the gospel. His outspoken support and leadership role in civil rights demonstrations resulted in repeated harassment, imprisonment and beatings.

Removing Barriers, Building Bridges
Richard Twiss - president and co-founder of Wiconi International

Tuesday September 29, 2009

Twiss, a prominent Native American Christian speaker, spoke on “Removing Barriers and Building Bridges” in the Library Special Collections Room on the second floor of the Newberg library.

Wiconi International is dedicated to preserving Native American culture while presenting the abundant life one can find in Christ. For more information, visit