Tag Archives: Minneapolis

The Minnesota Caravan of Love

This blog post was written by IARP intern Allie Harris. On an unseasonably warm winter day in Minneapolis, over 5000 people gathered to show love. The MN Caravan of Love was a march in solidarity with immigrants, refugees, and all those impacted by the new travel restrictions. I am honored to have been a part  Continue Reading »

Minneapolis Sister Cities Day 2013 a Success!

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  Continue Reading »

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

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,  Continue Reading »

Volunteer at the 2013 Festival of Nations in Minneapolis

Are you interested in participating in one of the premier multi-cultural events of the year? The International Institute is now accepting applications for Festival of Nations volunteers!

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 »

Five Cups of Tea

By Kathy McKay, Executive Director McKay returned on November 22 from a delegation to Najaf, Iraq In slim, clear glass, cups about four inches tall we are offered tea at least five times a day here in Iraq. After meals, between meal breaks and during meetings the delicate cups with small gold spoon come out  Continue Reading »

Photos from Minneapolis Delegation to Sister City Najaf

A delegation organized by the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) traveled to Minneapolis’ Sister City of Najaf, Iraq from November 9 to November 20, 2012. According to the Najaf provincial government, which helped host the delegation, the group of seven Americans was the first American citizen delegation to travel to Najaf after the withdrawal of the  Continue Reading »

Farewell to My Friends in Iraq: Day 12

By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis We deliberately left the last day fairly unscheduled so we could begin the process of packing – especially all the gifts we were given by the Iraqis we met. We’ve been given pens, keychains, a mirror, a crystalline sculpture,  Continue Reading »

Abundance Beyond Generosity: On The Road to Babylon on Day 11 in Iraq

By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis It was raining this morning as we left for the city of Hilla and the nearby ruins of Babylon. We were riding in a 20+ passenger bus with members of the Muslim Peacemaker Team as we headed about 45  Continue Reading »

Generosity: Day 10 in Iraq

By Steve Clemens, IARP Board Member Clemens is currently in Iraq with a delegation from Minneapolis The dinner was held in one of Najaf’s best restaurants according to the former owner of Sinbad’s in south Minneapolis who sold his business to return to help his home nation rebuild during the war. Sami Rasouli and another  Continue Reading »