Wine and Cheese at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7pm
Readers and local historians alike will love this presentation by author Matthew Walsh, who will discuss his Shambaugh Award-winning book, The Good Governor: Robert Ray and the Indochinese Refugees of Iowa.
"After the Americans withdrew from the Vietnam War, their Indochinese allies faced imprisonment, torture, and death under communist regimes. The Tai Dam, an ethnic group from northern Vietnam, campaigned for sanctuary, writing letters to 30 U.S. governors in 1975. Only Robert D. Ray of Iowa agreed to help."