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About Us: Our Mission as an Organization
Our mission is to document and research Arab and Muslim women’s experiences while, at the same time, promoting an understanding of issues that impact Arab and Muslim women in the U.S. and abroad. The organization is also dedicated to increasing social and educational advancement for all generations of Arab and Muslim women, especially in the Greater Milwaukee region.

The mission of the Arab Muslim & Women Research & Resources Institute, or AMWRRI, is twofold.

To Listen and Record:
One of the AMWRRI’s objectives is initiating an oral history project.

Arab and Muslim American women’s experiences are not documented, traced, and known, which makes it difficult to identify the issues that significantly affect these women’s lives and difficult to find the solutions that would enhance their situations. Moreover, scholars, researchers, and students interested in researching the Arab and Muslim community in greater Milwaukee find it difficult to obtain written materials on women’s histories and experiences.  The project will document Arab and Muslim women’s social histories through oral interviews and surveys, focusing on the experiences of first, second, and third generations of Arab and Muslim women.

To Help and Act:

The organization is also dedicated to increasing social and educational advancement for all generations of Arab and Muslim women, especially in the Greater Milwaukee region. By accumulating knowledge of Arab and Muslim women in the area, the information will enable non-profits, academics and other associations to organize their work with the help of this hands-on research. Furthermore, AMWRRI hopes to establish itself as an organization which can help Arab and Muslim women establish themselves as thriving members of society.
 
The oral history
interviewers  are volunteers who many of them university students. They receive professional training on the methods of conducting oral history interviews by experts in the field.  Our work is for the public, for archival and academic use, open to everyone. We were established by a group of humanities experts in the Milwaukee area and we continue to work as primarily a tool of acquisition and preservation of human history.