The Rachel Corrie Foundation is pleased to announce our March 16th event honoring Rachel’s stand in Gaza. Every year we remember her on this date with activities encompassing three values she held closely: action, education, and community.
Please join us Sunday, March 16th at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia, for…
…Action: A Theater of the Oppressed Workshop led by Actress Ashley Malloy. With Image Theatre techniques, we will create instant tableaus that provoke, incite, and encourage lively discussion and debate around issues of the Occupation. No previous theatrical experience is needed – only an open mind! 2-3:30 PM
…Education: Ashley Malloy performs an abbreviated version of the play My Name is Rachel Corrie edited from Rachel’s original writings by Director Alan Rickman and Guardian journalist Katharine Viner. 4 PM
…Community: Our shared potluck meal – a March 16th Olympia tradition! Good food and company will be accompanied by discussion of the play My Name is Rachel Corrie, theater as resistance, and the cultural and academic boycott of Israel. Ashley Malloy will be joined by panelist Nada Elia, scholar-activist and a member of the organizing committee of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. 5-7 PM
This free event is open to the public. Donations at the door are welcome. Bring food to share! To lend support as a cosponsoring individual or organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 754-3998.
And we look forward to hearing from all of you across the world who will find your own creative ways to honor Rachel’s memory on March 16th with education, action, and community building. Send us word of your events and photos for posting at our website. Please join us this month in honoring Rachel’s work – her commitment to the arts and the written word, to action for justice, to education, and to strengthening our communities.
Ashley is a senior acting major at Central Connecticut State University where in 2013, she produced and performed the one-woman show My Name is Rachel Corrie. Describing herself as “someone who believes in the power of creative resistance,” Ashley took on this theater project to grow as an artist as well as an ally of Palestine. She used her theater effort to support The Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp, where young people’s frustrations with long-term occupation are channeled into creative expression.