About Us

Our Mission As an Organization

The mission of the Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute (AMWRRI) is twofold. First, our mission is to document and research Arab and Muslim women’s experiences while, simultaneously, promoting an understanding of issues that impact Arab and Muslim women in the United States and abroad. Secondly, the organization dedicates itself to increasing social and educational advancement for all generations of Arab and Muslim women, especially in the Greater Milwaukee region.

To Listen and Record:

On of the AMWRRI’s objectives is initiating an oral history project.

Arab and Muslim women’s experiences are not documented, traced, and known, which makes it challenging┬áto identify the issues that significantly affect these women’s lives and difficult to find solutions that would enhance their situations. Moreover, obtaining written materials on women’s histories and experiences can be quite burdensome for scholars, researchers, and students interested in researching the Arab and Muslim community specifically within greater Milwaukee. The project aims to solve this problem. Through oral interviews and surveys, AMWRRI’s interviewers will document Arab and Muslim women’s social histories, focusing on the experiences of first, second, and third generations of Arab and Muslim women.

To Help and Act

The organization is also devoted to increasing the social and educational advancement for all generations of Arab and Muslim women, most notably in the Greater Milwaukee region. By accumulating knowledge of Arab and Muslim women in the area via hands-on research, non-profits, academics, and other associations will be able to use this information to organize their work. Furthermore, AMWRRI hopes to accredit itself as an organization which can help Arab and Muslim women establish themselves as thriving members of society.

Our oral history interviewers are volunteers and many of them are local university students. They receive professional training on the methods of conducting oral history interviews by experts in the field. Our work is open to the public and dedicated for archival and academic work. We were founded by a group of humanitarian experts in the Milwaukee area. We continue to work primarily as a tool of acquisition and preservation of human history.