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  • Northwood Christian Church 4550 Central Ave. Indianapolis, In USA (map)
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  Finding common ground at a very special concert by

The Ripple Effect

It seems everywhere you look, people are taking sides and calling names. How can we learn to find common ground? On July 14th, the groundbreaking vocal group The Ripple Effect presents "If You Knew Me, You'd Love Me,” an evening of music and words designed to build understanding. Uplifting songs of unity and inspiration will be interwoven with speakers from the community who will share personal stories of feeling misunderstood in our society today. The event takes place at Northwood Christian Church.

You’ll hear a wide variety of great songs delivered by the choir with plenty of style—everything from Broadway and R&B to pop and psychedelic soul funk.  You will also hear words spoken from the heart by Harold S Brown Jr and Faryal M. Khatri. Their stories will help us reach a fuller understanding of each other.

The program begins at 6:30pm, with a free-will offering donation.

Northwood Christian Church is located at 4550 Central Avenue.

Call 574-291-9044 or e-mail for more info.

Harold Brown is a community scholar and teaches Sociology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He has been active in civil rights and advocacy work for decades. He has especially been active in fighting for the dignity of persons with HIV/AIDs.

Harold Brown is a gay black man, who has lived 41 years with HIV/AIDS. His is a story of perseverance and finding a place in spite of hardships and prejudice. Aside from his work in activism, he is an extremely talented musician whose prowess on the piano could break your heart for its beauty.

Faryal M. Khatri, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., is a community activist and leader. She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Systems Management and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with a certification in Lean Project Management. She is currently pursuing her masters’ degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Fund Raising School. Khatri’s strong passion for empowering and amplifying the voice of Muslim women led her to shift focus from operations management to communications and non-profit management to ensure minority women not only have a seat at the table but also have their voices heard.

Currently, Khatri heads the Communications Department of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). She is also the Editorial Assistant for Islamic Horizons, ISNA’s flagship publication and an editor with Giving USA. She serves on the External Advisory Board for Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation and the Executive Committees of the Board of Directors of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana.

Earlier Event: July 13
CTS @ Black Expo
Later Event: July 19
The National Convocation (DoC)