Event to honor Iraqi-American peacemaker Sami Rasouli on July 17 in Minneapolis
On behalf of IARP, I'd like to ask you to help us honor Sami. Even after the official end of the occupation of Iraq, the effects of violence there will be felt for generations. It is important for us as Americans to remember those who chose (and continue to choose) nonviolence in Iraq. Through this event, IARP will honor someone who risked much not to do violence, but to stand in its way.
IARP is looking for individuals and organizations to purchase tables at this dinner event, with donations used to support Sami's organization in Iraq, the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, and IARP, of which Sami is a co-founder). IARP is selling tables of 8 for $320 ($160 of which is tax-deductible). If you purchase a table, we'll send you 8 tickets in the mail for you and your friends or colleagues. We would also be happy to help you fill your table with honored guests if you'd like to invite less than 8 to your table.
The event will be from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. on June the 17th at the beautifully Middle Eastern-decorated banquet hall at Crescent Moon on Central Avenue in Minneapolis. The program will include live music by Arab-American band Amwaaj, a silent auction featuring local and Iraqi items, a reception with Sami, dinner, presentation of an award to Sami, brief speeches by peace activists and a brief talk by Sami, and a few short videos. Honored guests will also include Iraqi participants in the Songs of Hope performing arts summer camp.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Luke Wilcox at email@example.com or 612-367-6194 to purchase a table - or if you want to buy a ticket for the event. Learn more at http://reconciliationproject.org