COMING TOGETHER: To Welcome, Empower, and Rebuild with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
Partner with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) as we welcome, empower, and rebuild in 2018.
2017 was an exciting year for IARP, as we expanded programs across Minnesota and broke new ground with the sold-out premier of the Iraqi Voices Project “Birds Sing Differently Here” at the Guthrie theater.
Thanks to your support, we reached:
NEW VENUES: Iraqi Voices films 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 Voices’ first play, Birds Sing Differently Here reached over 600 people with three performances at the prestigious Guthrie Dowling Studio in October of 2017.
MORE EXCHANGES: IARP community members have started regular Iraqi/American cooking classes, Muslim/Christian discussion groups, and visited local churches and mosques.
EXPANDED AID: In 2017, our donors winterized 10 damaged homes in Mosul and provided dignity kits for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing ISIS in Iraq.
But as IARP has grown, so has the need to fight xenophobia and Islamophobia.
Help us come together in 2018, to:
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.
Support the formation of new friendship and discussion groups in our community
Bring together more community members for our growing Iraqi and American fall potluck and an inter-community Iftar during Ramadan
Show Iraqi Voices film and theater projects to new audiences at new venues and cities in Minnesota
For your $50 donation, you will receive a limited edition DVD of Iraqi Voices films. With a $75 dollar donation, you will receive a limited edition Blu-ray disc! www.iraqiartproject.org/iraqi-voices/
Thank you for partnering with us at a critical time for immigrants and refugees in Minnesota and across the United States!
OUR MISSION is to promote reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq
WE ARE Iraqis and Americans, veterans and refugees, peace activists and artists, students and professionals, and many others united by our work for reconciliation and a better future.
WE FOCUS on the arts, people to people exchanges, and humanitarian projects.