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Learn About Ramadan at The VIC's Fourth Friday

May 24 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Valparaiso International Center (VIC) - Valparaiso



The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC) will sponsor a presentation about the Muslim observation of Ramadan on Friday, May 24th, at 7 pm. The event is part of The VIC’s Fourth Friday series, which is held monthly at the Montague/Urschel Gallery of the Porter County Museum, 20 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso. The gallery is located behind the Aster Gray Shop on the corner of Indiana Avenue and Franklin Street. The entrance is off of Franklin.

Professor Ossama Abdelgawwad will make a special presentation about the Muslim observation of Ramadan. He joined Valparaiso University’s Theology Department in August 2018. He teaches introductory courses on Christianity, Abrahamic Religions, and Islamic religion and culture. He obtained his MA and Ph.D. from the Religious Studies Department at Indiana University – Bloomington. As an Egyptian Fulbright scholar, Professor Abdelgawwad is interested in cross-culture interactions, dialogue, and international education.

The VIC’s Fourth Friday is a monthly series of presentations and discussions about various international cultures. The speakers are natives of the subject country or have some special expertise to offer.
Recent talks have covered France, Iran, Russia, Uruguay, and Ghana.

“The VIC’s mission is to create an environment that brings people from across the globe together by promoting a community that is understanding of different cultures,” said Board Chair Hugh McGuigan. “All our sponsored programming works toward that goal, including our signature event, the World Cultural Festival, now in its eleventh year, which will be held on September 15th at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.”

The Fourth Friday presentation on France is a family-friendly event open to all members of the community and free of charge. For more information on the Valparaiso International Center, visit its website at www.valpovic.org and its Facebook page at facebook.com/valpovic.


Valparaiso International Center (VIC)

309 Lincolnway




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