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…
IARP is a sponsor of a new exhibit opening on February 25 in Minneapolis, The Dance of Words, a group exhibit of artworks that reference the use of text and calligraphic traditions found in many languages and cultures. Iraqi-American artist Ayad Alkadhi is among the featured artists. The exhibit is organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery and the Arab American Cultural Institute in Minnesota.
Dates of Exhibit: February 25 – March 15, 2013
Exhibit Location and Hours: Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Join investigative journalist Greg Barrett on Thursday, February 21 for a presentation on his new book, The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq (Orbis Books, 2012). The book begins with the story of Iraqi Muslims rescuing seriously injured American Christians Peacemakers and nursing them back to health during the 2003 “shock and awe” bombings.
On January 24, 2013, IARP co-hosted a reception with Iraqi and American veteran authors and filmmakers. The featured authors and filmmakers were refugees, immigrants, and veterans who created books and videos about their stories in Veterans Book Project workshops with IARP and The Advocates for Human Rights in 2012.
The reception was co-hosted by IARP, The Advocates, and the International Leadership Program at the University of St. Thomas. To view the books and videos online, visit http://iraqiartproject.org/bookmaking-and-videomaking/.
On January 24, 2013, IARP will partner with The Advocates for Human Rights, the Veterans Book Project, and the International Leadership Program at the University of St. Thomas to host a reception with Iraqis in Minneapolis who wrote books or produced films with IARP and partners this summer. The reception will feature the Iraqi-produced books and screen the four short films.
Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, Schulze Hall Atrium, 1000 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Questions? Please contact Luke Wilcox at (612) 367-6194 or
luke (at) reconciliationproject.org.
Almost a decade after the United States invaded Iraq, the effects of war and occupation remain: deaths of loved ones, violence, and destroyed infrastructure. Yet there is also hope. In a new exhibit presented by IARP at Maple Grove Arts Center, young Iraqi artists bring attention to both the lasting devastation of war and hope for the future.
Please join us for this informative upcoming event:
The Innocence of Muslims with Speaker Imam Makram El-Amin
Wednesday, October 3
Anderson Student Center, 378B
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
Why do Muslims react to the depiction of Prophet Muhammad? Why can’t the Prophet Muhammad be depicted?
These questions and many more will be answered by Imam Makram El-Amin. You will also be able to ask any questions.
The Minnesota Council of Churches and The Islamic Center of Minnesota host monthly dialogues to encourage deeper understanding of one another and to listen and learn from those who follow different faith traditions.
During each two-hour session, different aspects of faith are presented and participants have time to ask questions of the presenters and of each other. Sessions are free and open to the public.
IARP Board Member Steve Clemens to Receive Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice Honorary Award
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project is proud to announce that founding Board Member Steve Clemens will receive the 2012 Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice Honorary Award. Now in its 24th year, the Hawkinson Foundation annually recognizes the contribution of one or more persons who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to furthering human rights and advocacy for peace and justice in the world.