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NOT ABOUT BOMBS: Bring the Artists to Minneapolis!

From Tricia Khutoretsky, Curator:
NOT ABOUT BOMBS presents contemporary art by Iraqi women. What are the women of Iraq feeling and thinking, especially in the context of the destruction of their country by the US-led war; the Arab Spring; and the role women are playing in shaping the future of the Middle East?

The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is pleased to announce plans to bring 3 of the 5 featured artists–Dena Al-Adeeb, Sundus Abdul Hadi and Tamara Abdul Hadi–to Minneapolis for a series of dialogues and collaboration, but we need your help!


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How to turn the page on the Iraq War

Luke Wilcox, Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project

In his recent Oval Office address, President Obama marked the “end” of combat operations in Iraq: “We have met our responsibility. Now, it is time to turn the page.”

Not so fast. No doubt many Americans would love to forget the whole thing, but, annoyingly, the Iraq War has etched itself onto our history. Indeed, it has struck the heart of both American and Iraqi life: more than 4,400 Americans dead; at least 100,000 Iraqis dead; more than 32,000 Americans wounded; at least two million Iraqis forced to flee their country. It is difficult for me to comprehend such calamity, much less process, file, and forget. Read the rest of this entry

Iraqi Woman Lost Left Leg and Right Foot to Missile, Now Coming to Minneapolis for Donated Treatment

By Luke Wilcox 

Al-Salam Alaikum! My name is Salam Murtada and I am a volunteer for the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project (IARP), thanks to Mr. Sami Rasouli who introduced me to it and its wonderful members last year.