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Join Iraqi authors and filmmakers on January 24

Posted on January 7, 2013 by

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 Program at the University of St. Thomas. Free and open to the public, the event will be an opportunity to meet many of the Iraqi and American veteran artists, as well as view the books and short films (3-8 minutes each) the artists created in Veterans Book Project workshops with IARP and The Advocates.

Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, Schulze Hall Atrium, 1000 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

“What I say might sound serious or even extraordinary to you, but in truth it is only a small fraction of what most Iraqis go through. The challenges endured by the Iraqi people comprise some of the worst situations imaginable, from the start of civilization until now.”
– Iraqi author, Veterans Book Project workshop

Click here to view the poster for the event and here to view the press releaseClick here to view the books and videos online.

“Participating in the healing process for someone else kind of heals yourself.”
Click here to read an article by Amy Blumenshine about IARP and the Veterans Book Project (on page 8) in InterActs, the newsletter of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Questions? Please contact Luke Wilcox at (612) 367-6194 or

Iraqi Voices Reception with Logos and Books

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