Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12 p.m.
Khalid Fazly will give a presentation on his country of origin, Afghanistan! The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is located in South Asia and Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and China. Afghanistan is the 41st largest country in the world by area. A lot of rocky mountains known as the Hindu Kush are in Afghanistan; as well areas of desert. New Year “Nowruz”, is celebrated by Afghans on March 21st.
7:30 p.m.
Ray Boomhower Talk ThumbnailOn April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy visited South Bend, Muncie, and Indianapolis as part of his campaign to win the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination. While traveling from Muncie to Indianapolis, Kennedy was informed of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and delivered an impassioned plea for peace to a predominantly African American audience in Indianapolis. Ray E. Boomhower, author of Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary, will honor the 50th anniversary of this series of events with a public talk.
7:30 p.m.
Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success. The band has received several prestigious awards, including a Juno, and is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world. The current line-up consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. Some songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness that they eagerly share with any and all audiences. Le Vend du Nord knows how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!