(Photo by Tyler Boudreau)Claudia Lefko, of the Iraqi Children's Art Exchange, with Iraqi artist Thamer Dawood, held a day of art, eating, and socializing at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY as part of an effort to build ties with Iraqi families who have recently immigrated to the United States and settled in the Albany area.Congratulations to the Iraqi Children's Art Exchange, honored as finalist for the 2008 ArtVenture Freedom to Create Prize!For more information:Iraqi Children's Art Exchangewww.IraqiChildrensArt.orgThe Iraqi Refugee project is a coalition of Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Women Against War, and Women's Association for Family Affairs. They are working with Iraqi refugees in the Capital District to share their soties, reunite refugees with local family members, raise funds to support their material needs, and work with the Iraqi Student Project to bring students to the area and help them to attend local college. For more information:Iraqi Refugee project, www.womenagainstwar.org
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