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Iraqi Voices 2016 Premiere Oct 29

Join us for the premiere of a documentary film written and directed by Twin-Cities based Iraqi refugees and Iraqi-Americans, followed by a discussion with Joseph Farag, Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture (UMN), and filmmakers. Reception to follow. Iraqi Voices is a collaborative arts lab which gives Twin Cities-based Iraqis an artistic platform to  Continue Reading »

325 Hygiene Kits for Iraqi IDPs

Hygiene kits and dignity for Iraqi IDPs   We have appreciated and been humbled by your commitment over the years to insure clean water in Najaf schools. We are shifting our Water for Peace financial support toward what seems to be more urgent needs. IARP will partner with the Critical Needs Support Foundation (CNSF) to  Continue Reading »

Iraqi refugees cope with horrors of war in Minnesota filmmaker’s new project

For the past several months, filmmaker Nathan Fisher and IARP have worked with Iraqi refugees in Minnesota to help them produce videos telling their stories. The guiding principle has been to allow the Iraqis to tell their own stories and to focus on what they want to tell Americans. The films will be featured at  Continue Reading »

Photos: Reception with Iraqi Authors and Filmmakers at the University of St. Thomas

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  Continue Reading »

Iraqi Minnesotans and U.S. veterans tell their stories: Meet them January 24

The TC Daily Planet featured our upcoming reception with Minneapolis Iraqis and veterans who have made books and videos about their experiences with the Iraq War: Luke Wilcox of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project told TCDP about the January 24 reception for U.S. vets and Iraqi refugees who told their stories through the Veterans  Continue Reading »

Join Iraqi authors and filmmakers on January 24

You are invited to a reception on January 24 at 7:00 p.m. with Iraqi and American veteran authors and filmmakers. The featured authors and filmmakers are refugees, immigrants, and veterans who participated in Veterans Book Project workshops with IARP and The Advocates for Human Rights in 2012. The reception is co-hosted by IARP, The Advocates, and the International Leadership  Continue Reading »

Excerpt from Ahmed’s Story

This is an excerpt from the story of Ahmed, a refugee from Iraq who recently resettled in Minneapolis with his wife and 4 children. Ahmed has made a book about his story with IARP and the Veterans Book Project. His book and several other books and videos by Iraqi refugees can be found on IARP’s  Continue Reading »

You are Invited to Help Celebrate Iraqi Authors and Filmmakers in Minneapolis

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  Continue Reading »

The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project

The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and attorneys to provide legal representation to Iraqi refugees and helps them navigate the rules and processes of resettlement in the US. Iraq’s 4.7 million displaced form one of the largest refugee crises in history. As IRAP’s website explains, war and sectarian violence in Iraq have  Continue Reading »

The Ongoing Iraqi Refugee Crisis

When was the last time you heard something in the news about Iraqi refugees? Sadly, the ongoing crisis–one of the largest refugee crises in history–has left the media spotlight. Yet millions of Iraqis remain displaced, with no home and an uncertain future. Consider the following (from the website of The Unreturned): 4.7 million Iraqis were  Continue Reading »