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Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.

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    Chris Hedges “Wages of Rebellion” March 9th at SPSCC

    By kristina | 03/04/2015

     

     

     

     

    Chris Hedges “Wages of Rebellion”

     

    7pm Monday March 9th

    SPSCC

    South Puget Sound Community College

    Minnaert Center for the Arts

    Sponsored by BRICK

     

    $13 Free with SPSCC student ID Tickets are available online at OlyTix.org,

    (360)753-8586, or at the Washington Center or Minnaert Center box offices.

    Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Utilizing the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, Hedges describes the motivation that guides the actions of rebels as “sublime madness” – the state of passion that causes the rebel to engage in an unavailing fight against overwhelmingly powerful and oppressive forces. For Hedges, resistance is carried out not for its success, but as a moral imperative that affirms life. Those who rise up against the odds will be those endowed with this “sublime madness.”

     

    Chris Hedges is a columnist for Truthdig. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, he spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the New York Times. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Empire of Illusion; Death of the Liberal Class; War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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    Feb. 23: Peace Works 2015 with Omar Barghouti

    By kristina | 01/08/2015

    Join the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace Works 2015: Justice Rising! A gathering of related struggles that will explore systematized oppression and inspire learning and action for local and global justice and peace.  

    LOCATION: 

    The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 2700 Evergreen Parkway Northwest, Olympia, WA 98505

    DAY EVENTS:

    Lecture Hall I

    12:00 – 1:00  “The BDS Movement Explained”  With Omar Barghouti, author and cofounder of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions)

    Seminar II – E1105

    1:30 – 3:00  “Children at the Borders”  Workshop with MEXA (Movimiento Estudiantil Xicano de Aztlan)

    3:30 – 5:00  “Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High Tech Firms will Up-Armor the U.S.-Mexican Border” Workshop with Gabriel Schivone

    Seminar II – E1107

    1:30 – 3:00  “Update on Indigenous Struggles”  Workshop with Kanahus Manuel (Secwepemc Nation)

    Seminar II – D1107

    1:30 – 3:00  “Imagination = Resistance”  Workshop with Sarah Stockholm (Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project)

    3:30 – 5:00  “Conversations on BDS”  Workshop with Students for Justice in Palestine

    EVENING EVENT:

    7:00 – 9:00 - Evergreen Longhouse

    “Justice Rising: From Palestine to Ferguson, from First Nations to the US Borderlands”

    A panel discussion connecting voices across politics and identities. With Omar Barghouti and activists Jesse Hagopian, Gabriel Schivone, Kanahus Manuel, and moderator Sarah Eltantawi

     

      Admission is free and open to the public!

    SPEAKER BIOS:

    Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian researcher and human rights activist. He is a co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli occupation. Omar is a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a master’s in philosophy (ethics) from Tel Aviv University. He is the author of, BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights. His commentaries and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, and on Bloomberg, CNN, and BBC, among others.

     

    Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the co-adviser to the Black Student Union at Seattle’s Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. He is the ditor and contributing author of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing, an associate editor of the acclaimed Rethinking Schools magazine, and a founding member of Social Equality Educators (SEE). Jesse was the recipient of the 2012 Abe Keller Foundation award for “excellence and innovation in peace education,” and won the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of the Year” award and the Special Achievement “Courageous Leadership” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. In 2011, he participated in the Interfaith Peace Builder’s historic first African heritage delegation that brought fourteen African Americans ages 28-79 to Israel and Palestine to meet with civil society organizations, human rights groups, and grassroots activists to better understand the conflict.

     

    Kanahus Manuel is a mother and warrior from the Secwpemc Nation in the Shuswap region of so-called British Columbia, Canada. She has been active in fighting against development projects and corporations such as the Sun Peaks Ski Resort and Imperial Metals. Recently, she has been involved in organizing to raise awareness about the Mount Polley gold-copper mine tailings spill, possibly the worst mining pollution disaster in Canadian history. She helped to set up the Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe camp at the disaster site. For her efforts, she has been named as a defendant by Imperial Metals in a court injunction to stop blockades of the mining company’s operations.

     

    Gabriel M. Schivone (@GSchivone on Twitter) is a writer from Tucson, Arizona, and has worked as a humanitarian volunteer in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands for more than six years. He is also co-coordinator of UNIDOS, an indigenous-based ethnic studies youth group. Schivone blogs at Electronic Intifada and Huffington Post’s “Latino Voices”. His articles have appeared in The Arizona Daily Star, The Arizona Republic, Student Nation, The Guardian, McClatchy newspapers, The Chicago Tribune and others. Gabriel is a founding member of the ad hoc National Students for Justice in Palestine conference steering committee.

     

    MODERATOR

    Sarah Eltantawi is faculty of Comparative Religion at Evergreen, with a specialty in political Islam and the contemporary Muslim world. A graduate of Harvard, she recently held post-doctoral fellowships in Berlin and at UC Berkeley, and has provided political commentary on Al-Jazeera and PRI radio.

     

    Justice Rising! is cosponsored by The President’s Diversity Fund at The Evergreen State College, Evergreen Students for Justice in Palestine, and the following Evergreen Programs: Power in American Society; Cultural Landscapes; Landscapes of Faith and Power in the Eastern Mediterranean; Political Economy and Social Movements; Diversity and Dissent in Education and The Media and What Does it Mean to be an American?

    And by Grateful Dogs Grooming & Daycamp – 1010 Homann Dr SE Lacy, WA 98503 – www.gratefuldogslle.net

                                                                                                                                        Can you or your organization help with publicity or financial cosponsorship support?  We’d love to announce you as a consponsor at the event and in our print and web publications.  Contact Ray at raymond@rachelcorriefoundation.org for more info! Peace Works is an annual project of The Rachel Corrie Foundation which continues the work that Rachel Corrie began, with her vision, spirit, and creative energy in mind. 
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    March 2: “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” comes to Spokane, WA

    By staff | 01/07/2015

    Join Craig and Cindy Corrie for the talk-back following the play.

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