Minneapolis Sister Cities Day 2013 a Success!

Written on July 17, 2013, by

Thank you to everyone who made the Minneapolis Sister Cities Day 2013 a success! A special thanks to our volunteers from Target*Northtown who made it a special day for all the kids who attended.

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day is an annual event presenting the cultures of Minneapolis’ 10 Sister Cities, including Najaf, Iraq. IARP and Target hosted a kids activities area at the event with a beanbag toss, cakewalk Arabic-style, a soccer tournament, and other fun activities.

See photos from the day below:


Come Join Us for Sister Cities Day this Sunday the 14th!

Written on July 12, 2013, by

Come join us for Sister Cities Day Celebration and Ice Cream Social this Sunday, July 14th, 1-5 pm. at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in downtown Minneapolis, MN! This free family event offers dancing, live music, free ice cream, and fun for all ages. Enjoy arts, crafts, games, and activities about Najaf, Iraq, at the IARP booth, and other entertainment from the booths of Minneapolis’s other sister cities.

Special thanks to Target Northtown for their generous support!


July 2 Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders

Written on July 9, 2013, by

Thank you to all of our supporters who attended the July 2 Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders on Lake Minnetonka! Here are some photos from the event:


IARP Delegation on Iraqi TV Channel

Written on July 8, 2013, by

An IARP delegation that traveled to Najaf, Iraq last November 2012 was recently featured on an Iraqi TV channel:

Water for Peace Art Auction at Medtronic Child Care Center, Minnesota

Written on June 13, 2013, by

Week of: June 3 2013

“Only 30 percent of children nationwide have access to safe drinking water in Iraq.”
~UN Children’s Fund

At the Medtronic Child Care Center in Minnesota, the Preschool 1&2 and the Transition classrooms wanted to make a difference…


Welcome to Iraqi Artist Fatin Al-Jumaily!

Written on June 6, 2013, by

IARP and supporters are hosting Iraqi artist Fatin Al-Jumaily in Minnesota to participate in the Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Below are photos of Fatin and her husband, Watheq, in Minnesota. Special thanks to hosts Pat Owen, Hend Al-Mansour, and David Penchansky!


A Message from IARP Board Member Sarah Kanan

Written on May 20, 2013, by

“I grew up in Iran, but I was from Iraq. Then I came here, to America, and I still continued being that person who grew up in Iran but was from Iraq, even though I live in America.”

I wrote those words in the book I created with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) last year. The book tells my story of growing up in Iran and the United States as an Iraqi.


Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders

Written on May 20, 2013, by

Meet and support courageous women leaders from Iraq

July 2, 2013
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Lady of the Lake Cruise, Lake Minnetonka
8 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331


“We Mourn with Iraq”

Written on May 6, 2013, by

A message from the 3rd and 4th grade classes at Summers-Knoll School in Michigan:


“To our friends in Iraq, our hearts are with you.”

Written on April 29, 2013, by

In response to the photo of two Iraqi boys here:
“To our friends in Iraq, our hearts are with you.”
- Medtronic Preschool Class, Minnesota