The project strives to provide Americans of Arab and Muslim descent the opportunity to preserve, share, and document their life story in their own words. The ultimate goal of this project is to reinforce and strengthen the community’s cultural understanding of this particular population. It is hoped, through a better understanding, that a greater sense of connection will be created between the community and its immigrant population.
Members of AMWRRI are in the process of collecting, preserving, and making available the personal audio accounts of Arab and Muslim Americans to help educate various communities about immigrants’ experiences in their adopted country.
Along with collecting firsthand accounts, the project attempts when feasible to gather recorded immigrant memoirs, original photographs, letters, diaries, maps, and any other pertinent documents that highlight the experiences of immigrants from a personal and community wide perspective.