The following individuals and groups are involved in the work of the Iraqi Children's Art Exchange and Baghdad Resolve: An International Collaboration to Improve Cancer Care in Iraq.

Lois Ahrens, founder and director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project. She is an organizer, fundraiser and creator of progressive organizations and programs for more than thirty-five years. She has developed and directed numerous organizations many of which continue to thrive. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Tyler Boudreau holds a BA in English from Worcester State College (1997) and is currently a doctoral student in the School of Communications at UMass Amherst. He is a former marine and author of Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine (2008) and Deeper than War, part of Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts: Stories of American Soldiers with Traumatic Stress Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (eds Patricia Driscoll and Celia Strauss, 2009). He is the author of more than twenty articles in magazines and web sites.

Richard Brunswick, M.D.,M.P.H., is a retired primary care physician, geriatrician, and psychotherapist. He is the author of Can't Quit? Bullsh*t.

Frances Crowe, long-time peace and justice activist; she began her life long journey after the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For many years Frances ran the Western Mass. AFSC from her home in Northampton where she still lives. She is a media activist who struggled for two years to bring Democracy Now! to our local TV and radio stations in the Valley.

Joel Dansky joined the peace movement in the spring of 1961 when he marched from Newark, New Jersey to Jersey City, New Jersey to "ban the bomb." Since then he has been active in local politics in Northampton, Mass., and Middle East peace and justice efforts.

Thamir Dawood, is an Iraqi artist, born and educated in Baghdad. Thamir came to the US in 2008; he lives with his family in Delaware. His work has been exhibited throughout the Middle East, in Japan and the USA. His web site is

Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Sc.D., Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Dr. Smith Fawzi is an epidemiologist trained at the Harvard School of Public Health with direct experience running NIH-funded research and training projects. She has international experience in study design and/or implementation in Tanzania, Iraq, Thailand, Peru, Haiti, and Kazakhstan.