Arlene Flaherty

Arlene Flaherty is a Dominican Sister of Blauvelt, New York, who currently serves on the community's Iraq Coordinating Committee and is Director of the Office of Justice and Peace and Integrity of creation for the Atlantic Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. In 1999 she documented the damaging impact of the policy of sanctions and embargo on Iraqi children and presented those findings to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. She has traveled in Syria and Lebanon, documenting the reality of Iraqi refugees who have been displaced by war.