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Oklahoma Christian University will host international human rights attorney and best-selling author Virginia Prodan for two community events

Virginia Prodan

Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host international human rights attorney Virginia Prodan on Jan. 30 and 31 for two events – a dinner workshop and educational lecture. On Jan. 30, OC’s Women Who Lead organization will spearhead the dinner and workshop with Prodan at OC’s Meinders Conference Center. On Jan. 31, Prodan will offer a free, educational lecture beginning at 10 a.m. at OC’s Baugh Auditorium.

In her 2016 memoir “Saving My Assassin,” Prodan underscores the theme of faith under pressure. Early in her career, Prodan defended cases of Christians in Romania while the country was under the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. Eventually, Prodan found herself in the crosshairs of an assassin and close to death at the orders of Ceaușescu, himself. Prodan inspires people around the world with her story of escape and by sharing her faith.

“Hosting Ms. Prodan on our campus for the community is a great honor. Her story is one of resilience, forgiveness and steadfast faith in God, even in the most dire circumstances,” OC major gifts officer Amanda Noblin said. “We’re grateful that we can offer the public a few different times and ways to interact with Ms. Prodan. Both instances are sure to leave guests changed for the better.”

High school juniors and seniors from local schools such as Oklahoma Christian School and Oklahoma Christian Academy plan on attending Prodan’s educational lecture.

To learn more about both events, purchase your ticket to the Jan. 30 event or reserve your seat for the Jan. 31 event, visit Learn more about Prodan’s journey at