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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 »

A chat with the Critical Needs Support Foundation

Ammar Faily of the Critical Needs Support Foundation (CNSF), our partner in our new Water for Peace hygiene kit campaign, dropped by our office July 12th to give several board members and long-time supporters an update on the project. In the past few months, CNSF has distributed 280 sanitation kits and given lessons on good  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 »

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!

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 »

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 »

Interview with “The Unreturned” Director on War News Radio

Nate Fisher, IARP volunteer and Director of “The Unreturned,” was recently interviewed on War News Radio. To listen to the interview, click here.

The Unreturned to Show at UNHCR Refugee Film Festival in Tokyo

The Unreturned, directed by IARP volunteer Nate Fisher, was selected for the 5th UNHCR Refugee Film Festival in Tokyo in October 2010. The Unreturned follows five Iraqis and their families who are among the 40 percent of the country’s middle class who have fled the country since 2003. Without them, Iraq still lacks reliable electricity,  Continue Reading »