Founded in 2007, IARP brings together Iraqis and Americans
to learn from each other in friendship.
IARPís three program areas: the Iraqi Art Project, People to People exchanges, and Humanitarian Projects for Peace.
With our Iraqi Voices arts collaborative, we create spaces for conversations and empower local refugees and immigrants to share their stories. From book publishing and art exhibitions, Iraqi Voices has grown to make 14 short documentary films which collectively have 73,000+ views online.
We reach more than 40,000 individuals annually, both Iraqi and non-Iraqi, with our arts programming; 3,000 with our newsletter; and connect with over 7,000 Facebook followers with our message of reconciliation.
2017: EXPANDING ACROSS MINNESOTA + IRAQ
NEW VENUES: Iraqi Voices lms were shown at: MSP International Film Festival, Vail Film Festival in Colorado, Walker Art Center, the University of MN, Southwest High School, and more.
NEW CITIES: IARP community members brought workshops, panel discussions, and Iraqi Voices films to Duluth and Mankato.
LIVE THEATER: Iraqi Voicesí first play, Birds Sing Differently Here, reached over 750 people including performances at the prestigious Guthrie Dowling Studio in October 2017.
MORE EXCHANGES: IARP community members have started regular Iraqi/American conversation groups, Muslim/Christian discussion groups, and visited local churches and mosques.
EXPANDED AID: In 2017, our donors winterized 10 damaged homes in Mosul and provided hygiene kits for 100 families who fled ISIS in Iraq.
GROWING BEYOND 2018:
BUILDING OPEN COMMUNITIES
Support the formation of new friendship and discussion groups. Bring together community members for our growing Iraqi and American fall potluck and an inter-community Iftar during Ramadan.
Bring Iraqi Voices lm and theater projects to new venues and cities. Support the curation of a new contemporary Art Exhibition featuring Iraqi photographers in fall 2018.
Collect and ship academic textbooks to help restock the treasured University of Mosul library that was destroyed by ISIS.
HOW CAN YOU DONATE?
Donate online here:
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
2021 E. Hennepin Ave, Suite #200
Minneapolis, MN 55413
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is recognized in the United States as tax exempt
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.