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.
RCF is proud to announce Peace Works 2014! Event details & registration information available here!
Featuring a keynote address with Angela Davis & Noura Erakat
Join us in Seattle on Monday, January 20, to join the MLK 32nd Anniversary Celebration: Rise Up! Restore the Dream! Join us!!
Workshops at Garfield High School (400 23rd Ave. Seattle) : 9:30-11 AM (The Rachel Corrie Foundation hosts Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: Connecting Struggles Through Nonviolence)
Rally in the Garfield High School gymnasium: 11 AM
March from Garfield High School: 12:30 PM
Metro buses at 4th Ave, south of Pike Street will return march participants to Garfield High School and lunch will be provided.
According to the MLK Seattle Celebration website,
“Seattle has one of the largest annual Martin Luther King Day Celebrations in the U.S. We honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for his work toward racial equality and economic justice for all people, for his commitment to nonviolence, and for his stand against war and militarism…The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee is composed of dozens of grassroots, labor, business, minority, and progressive community organizations and volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound region. Annually, these groups come together and organize the community’s largest tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr….Each year, thousands of local citizens participate in one of the biggest and most racially diverse rallies and marches held in Seattle…The theme speaks to the need for justice in all facets of our society: locally, nationally, and globally. Through workshops, a rally, and a march organized around this theme, the spotlight is on our responsibility to correct the injustices in our world, from our criminal justice system to our public schools, to senseless military misadventures that threaten human rights and rob our communities of funds. This year’s program will inform and empower those who attend. This is the 32nd year the committee will bring together people from every community and walk of life to commemorate the life of Dr. King and to celebrate his birthday.”
Please join the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s kick-off Martin Luther King memorial weekend with an (early) 7 am skype call January 18th with our comrades in Gaza City, Edinburgh, and London! These three cities are concurrently displaying a photo exhibit, Not Afraid to Look: In Loving Memory of Tom Hurndall and Rachel Corrie.
Saturday, January 18th, marks the five-year anniversary of the end of “Operation Cast Lead,” a three week long military assault on Gaza. January 13th, the day the exhibit opens, marks the ten-year anniversary of the death of Tom Hurndall in 2004, an International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activist wounded on April 11, 2003, in Gaza by an Israel Defense Forces sniper.
The photo exhibit, Not Afraid to Look: In Loving Memory of Tom Hurndall and Rachel Corrie is organized by the Network of Photographers for Palestine. The compilation of photographs Rachel and Tom took while in Gaza in 2003, as well as recent photos highlighting the current situation in Gaza, is being displayed simultaneously across the world.
The 7 AM Skype Call in Olympia will connect our community and the three cities currently displaying the exhibit (Gaza City, Edinburgh, London). The intention is to help forge solidarity and connections across borders. At 7:10 there will be a series of musical and spoken performances, followed at 7:40 by a discussion between the four hosting communities. The call will end at 8:30 a.m. with opportunity for local groups to debrief among themselves. Bagels and coffee will be available!