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Civil rights statesman Dr. John Perkins to speak at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, January 13, 2010
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

John Perkins, one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, will speak at St. Norbert College on Monday, Feb 1 at 7 p.m. in the Walter Theatre in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public. For directions go to

Perkins is an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development.

Perkins is the author of nine books and has written numerous chapters in other books.

In 2004, he partnered with Seattle Pacific University to launch the campus-based John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training and Community Development. The center is a first-of-its-kind partnership and what Perkins describes as "the fulfillment of a lifelong dream."

For his work, he received honorary doctorates from Wheaton College, Gordon College, Huntington College, Geneva College, Spring Arbor University, North Park College and Belhaven College.

Perkins' visit is sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Peace and Justice Center of St. Norbert College.

For more information contact Patti Cole at or (920) 403-3881.