January 2022 Newsletter

The Abdelkader Education Project advocates for cultural understanding, educates future leaders, and promotes the Emir as a model humanitarian. To learn more about our accomplishments and our plans, please visit our website. 2021 was a year of growth for AEP as we...

Book Review – I Am the Night Sky

I am the Night Sky & Other Reflections by Muslim American Youth (Shout Mouse Press, 2019) I am the Night Sky consists of stories, poems, collages, and even the script–including character designs– of a cartoon (“Kabob Squad Takes Down Propaganda Man”)....

Better Understanding for a Better World

The Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) conference is presented by the Civilizations Exchange & Cooperation Foundation in partnership with Abdelkader Education Project (AEP). OverviewGoalsObjectivesTo ApplyMore Information Despite a surge in social...

Iowa Council for the Social Studies 2021 Conference

Please join us in Des Moines on October 4 for the Iowa Council for the Social Studies 2021 Conference, Iowa Social Studies: A Whole New World. We are excited to announce AEP’s Education Coordinator, Sue Protheroe, will be presenting the AEP middle school curriculum...

175th Anniversary Event Recap

Historical Background In 1846 a lawyer named Timothy Davis founded Elkader, Iowa. He chose this name in honor of Emir Abd el-Kader, who was fighting against French colonial forces in the Regency of Algiers, then part of the Ottoman Empire. The Emir is not the only...