Tag Archives: reconciliation

May 2014 Reconciliation Report: Reconciliation Takes Many Forms

From IARP Executive Director Kathy McKay’s article in the May 2014 Reconciliation Report newsletter: The work of reconciliation takes many forms. Fostering connections between civilians in the US and civilians in Iraq is one of the ways at IARP that we work toward better understanding between the people of our two countries. It is through  Continue Reading »

March 2014 Reconciliation Report: From the Start of a Sister City Relationship to Mayor of Minneapolis

March, 2014 Reconciliation Report released.

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 »

July 2 Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders

Thank you to all of our supporters who attended the July 2 Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders on Lake Minnetonka! Here are some photos from the event:

Water for Peace Art Auction at Medtronic Child Care Center, Minnesota

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…

Welcome to Iraqi Artist Fatin Al-Jumaily!

IARP and supporters are hosting Iraqi artist Fatin Al-Jumaily in Minnesota to participate in the Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Below are photos of Fatin and her husband, Watheq, in Minnesota. Special thanks to hosts Pat Owen, Hend Al-Mansour, and David Penchansky!

A Message from IARP Board Member Sarah Kanan

“I grew up in Iran, but I was from Iraq. Then I came here, to America, and I still continued being that person who grew up in Iran but was from Iraq, even though I live in America.” I wrote those words in the book I created with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) last year. The book  Continue Reading »

Cruise with Iraqi Women Leaders

Meet and support courageous women leaders from Iraq July 2, 2013 6:00 – 9:00 PM Lady of the Lake Cruise, Lake Minnetonka 8 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331

“We Mourn with Iraq”

A message from the 3rd and 4th grade classes at Summers-Knoll School in Michigan: