Join in the worldwide observances of March 16th

Posted in News and Updates on February 20, 2013 by .

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Please check out the listing below of events happening around the world:


WA, Olympia- Rachel- the Person and the Continuing Struggle- Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
Join us this year to challenge U.S. aid to Israel, and to remember Rachel.  We have a full schedule of events leading up to March 16th. We will be hosting Remi Kanazi for a BDS workshop and performance, and Fida Qishta will join us for a showing and panel reviewing her film Where should the birds fly. We will also rally to “Stand for Justice” and celebrate and remember Rachel at a community event. Please visit this link for more details.

CA, Los Angeles- Poets for Palestine, a Night of Spoken Word & Music- Levantine Cultural Center
On the 10th anniversary of the death of International Solidarity Movement peace activist Rachel Corrie, host Khadija Anderson and the Levantaine Cultural Center invite you to share in an evening of poetry and music on behalf of Palestine. Poetry for Palestine is an evening-length reading of poems from the Palestinian diaspora and Los Angeles poets Arminé Iknadossian, Arash Saedinia and Khadija Anderson. The evening will include interludes of oud music from local artist Dann Torres, a slide show from Gaza with audio of Mahmoud Darwish, and a 15-minute film from Norway/Palestine which uses the moving poetry of Fadwa Tuqan to show the power of communication in spite of cultural conflicts, war and deprivation. Poems read throughout the evening are a mixture of well-known and loved Palestinian and Palestinian-American voices, and newly discovered raw and powerful Palestinian poets.

CA, Nevada City- Vigil- Women and Men in Black
On Thursday, March 14th at 5:15 pm there will be a special edition to the weekly vigil honoring Rachel Corrie. Additionally, on March 16th from noon till 4:00, members of the Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County and volunteers from the Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Grass Valley Friends Meeting will have a table outside of the Briarpatch Food Co-op (Grass Valley, CA), with literature available and to collect funds for the Maia Project.

DC, Washington- Precarity, Public Art and Solidarity in Palestine and Lebanon; Break the Silence Media and Art Project- The Jerusalem Fund
Exhibition Dates: 8 March – 12 April 2013, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC. The exhibition will include: A Tale of Two Cities, The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project (ORSMP), located in Olympia, WA, is co-produced with the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice. The project was inspired by the life of Rachel Corrie, who was killed in Rafah in the Gaza Strip while defending the home of a Palestinian doctor from demolition. The Maia Mural Brigade, Gaza (Maia means water in Arabic) took place in cities, towns and refugee camps throughout Gaza. Mourning & Action- Sabra-Shatila Commemorative Mural Project In conjunction with Beirut’s Al-Jana Resource Center and Ahlam Laje’a Center, the murals commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the 1982 massacres in Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camp.

IL, Chicago- Vigil- American Friends Service Committee Middle East Program
On Thursday, March 21st there will be a public vigil at the University of Illinois, Chicago to remember Rachel Corrie.

MO, St. Louis- Vigil- Women in Black
Every year in March, the Women in Black in St. Louis dedicate their monthly vigil to the memory of Rachel. This year it will be on March 12, 11:30am-1pm near the St. Louis Bread Company on Delmar in the University City Loop area of the city. Contact: Hedy Epstein at

OR, Medford- Rachel Film Night- Citizens for Peace and Justice
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 there will be a viewing of the film Rachel. Please see event details here.

VA, Bridgewater- My Name is Rachel Corrie- Bridgewater College
Following each evening performance of My Name is Rachel Corrie there will be a series of moderated discussions about the play. Participants include: Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Moshe Khurgel (Bridgewater College) and Bridgewater College students Bashar Murad and Ibrahim AbuNada, Craig and Cindy Corrie, and Rick Polhamus of Christian Peacemakers Team.

WA, Seattle- Remember Rachel Corrie- SUPER UW
On Thursday the 14th of March, SUPER UW, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, will invite UW students to “Remember Rachel Corrie” 10 years after her stand in Gaza.  A display of Rachel’s own words and images as well as solidarity statements and updates on the family’s trial and the boycott movement against Caterpillar will be installed in the center of the UW Quad.  We believe that as students in Washington State, it is incredibly important to remember Rachel and continue to be guided by her words.

WA, Vancouver- Vigil- Vancouver Veterans for Peace
Join us at Ester Short Park at 7PM for a vigil honoring Rachel Corrie, and a reading of some of her writings.

WI, Madison- 2013 Rachel Corrie Commemorative Benefit Dinner- Madison-Rafah Sister Cities Project
March 16, 2013 will mark the tenth anniversary of the killing of Rachel Corrie in Rafah in the Gaza Strip. As we have for the last few years, MRSCP will mark this occasion with our annual dinner benefit. Funds raised by the dinner will go toward the completion of our third water filtration system for Rafah schools, which will be dedicated to Rachel. Contact: Donna Wallbaum at

WI, Milwaukee- Gaza Presentation
March 5, 2013 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church – S 60th St and Oklahoma Ave, there will be a presentation that includes Rachel’s story.

WI, Milwaukee- International Women’s Day
March 10, 2013, at Bradley Pavilion (PAC) – 929 N. Water St., there will be a display, “Empower Palestinian Women…End the Occupation” which will include Rachel’s Story


Argentina- “Two Women Blowing in the Wind (Anne Frank and Rachel Corrie)”
Two Women in the Wind is a play that explores the issues of the Holocaust and the current Palestinian genocide, relating them through the figures of Anne Frank and Rachel Corrie.

Australia- Palestine Film Night: Exclusive Screening of Rachel- Coalition Against Israeli Aparteid & Australians for Palestine
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and Australians for Palestine are proud to present the Australian exclusive screening of Simone Bitton’s movie Rachel. The film will be introduced by Michael Shaik, who was working with Rachel Corrie in the International Solidarity Movement at the time of her death. Friday 15th March, 6:15pm for a 6:30 start, State Library of Victoria.

Canada- The Legacy of Rachel Corrie: A Family’s 10-year Journey for Justice and Peace- Palestine Solidarity Network
PSN is thrilled to announce that Craig and Cindy Corrie will be keynote speakers at the Fifth Annual Edmonton Israeli Apartheid Week, running March 4 – 8, 2013.

Canada- Remembering Rachel Corrie- Ten years later
We remember Rachel with a screening of the film, Rachel, made in 2009 by acclaimed filmmaker, Simone Britton. Doors open at 6:45. 612 Markham Street, Toronto CA

France- On Saturday, March 16th a gathering—in loving memory of Rachel Corrie—has been scheduled at the Marseille city center.

Gaza- Vigil- Rachel Corrie Center
On Saturday, March 16, 2013 there will be a vigil at the Rachel Corrie Center in Rafah, Gaza.

Italy- Remember Rachel Corrie
This event will include readings of selections of Rachel’s writings, and a report back from an educational volunteer who recently returned from Gaza.

Italy- Memorial and Reading
In Livorno (Tuscany), a tree will be planted in the town park in the “garden of butterflies”. Passages from Rachel’s writings will be read, and local musical artists will perform.

Malaysia- Rachel- Perdana Global Peace Foundation
On Friday, March 15, 2013, there will be a screening of the film Rachel at 3pm in Level 1, Yayasan Al-Bukhary, No. 88 Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Please RSVP to, or call 03-2092 7248.

Netherlands- My Name is Rachel Corrie

Scotland- My Name is Rachel Corrie & Open Meetings- Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign
My Name is Rachel Corrie is being performed across Scotland during February and March and shouldn’t be missed. The meetings following the performances have been organized by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign to allow those who are sufficiently moved by the play and the crimes against the Palestinian people to discuss what action they can take to further the aims that inspired Rachel Corrie and inspires others around the world – freedom for Palestine and solidarity here to hasten that end.

Turkey- Rachel Corrie Demonstration- Sakarya Justice Initiative
To remember Rachel Corrie on this 10 year anniversary, teachers will share her story in their lessons, and in Ssakarya, there will be a demonstration to remember Rachel.

West Bank- On Saturday, March 16th a festival—for the memory of Rachel Corrie—has been scheduled at the Nablus city center.