On April 18, 2010, Cindy Corrie took part in panel discussion on the role of US policy in the Israeli Occupation. Below are the videos of the entire event.
Rabbi Brant Rosen, Ta’anit Tzedek
Ta’anit Tzedek – Jewish Fast for Gaza has begun a new initiative: “Resisting the Siege: Conversations With Gazans.” On each monthly fast day (the third Thursday of every month) we will convene a conference call featuring a Gazan Palestinian who will discuss his/her experience of life in Gaza, the effects of the siege, and how we can best support efforts to lift the blockade.
Our next conference call will take place this Thursday, March 18, at 1:00 pm and will feature Sami Abdel Shafi, an independent political analyst and writer who lives in Gaza. In addition, we will hear from Cindy and Craig Corrie whose daughter Rachel was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 as she tried to protect a Gazan Palestinian home from demolition.
In an article he wrote for The Guardian last December, Mr. Abdel Shafi wrote eloquently about the nature of the crisis facing Gaza:
Almost nothing has been more deceitful than casting Gaza as a humanitarian case. This is becoming exponentially more problematic a year after the war. Gaza urgently needs far more than merely those items judged by the Israeli military as adequate to satisfy Gaza’s humanitarian needs. This list of allowable items is tiny compared to people’s needs for a minimally respectable civil life.
On the seventh anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie – the Olympian woman crushed to death by an Israeli military Caterpillar bulldozer as she stood protecting a Palestinian families home in Gaza – we come together to remember Rachel and to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people who continue to suffer under Israeli occupation.
Join us at The Urban Onion Ballroom on March 16th at 6:30pm.
We will begin the evening with a community potluck, please bring a dish to share and enjoy with others. Beverages, utensils and plates will be provided. The potluck will be followed by an overview of the journey seeking justice for Rachel’s killing over the past seven years and an update on the civil court case that Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel’s parents, have filed in Israel seeking accountability for Rachel’s killing. The Corrie’s will be in Israel during this time and we will get an update on the proceedings taking place. We will also hear from our friends at the Rachel Corrie Youth and Cultural Center in Rafah and learn about their activities and remembrance of Rachel on this day. The evening will close with music by Olympia native Afrok and accompanying band.
Please join us!
Download the flyer: Seeking Accountability, Seeking Justice: Rachel Corrie Seven Years Later Flyer (pdf, 1.1 MB)
Serena Becker, The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
A talk by Cindy and Craig Corrie
Gaza and US Policy Flyer (pdf, 111.07 KB)
What is the current situation in Gaza and the U.S. responsibility in it? How can we, as U.S. citizens, take a constructive role in creating a foreign policy in line with universal human rights?
Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while protecting the home of a Palestinian family. Her parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, founded the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice to continue the work their daughter began. They have visited Gaza four times, twice in 2009, and work to support human rights in the Middle East. Their deep personal connections with Gaza provide the human context for looking at what the U.S. has done, and at what we should expect and demand of our policy-makers.
Sunday February 28th
Maui Community College
Ka Lama 103 – 4:00 pm
Free – Public Welcome
Ali Abunimah, author and co-founder of the online publication “Electronic Intifada,” will speak. Abunimah is a Palestinian-American journalist, a graduate of Princeton and the University of Chicago, and the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. South Puget Sound Community College, March 8 7pm. SPSCC Building 26, Room 105. It is free to the public and is sponsored by The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, BRICK, Islamic Circle of North America, and People for Peace, Justice and Healing .
For more information, please visit www.rachelcorriefoundation.org, www.spsccbrick.org, or call (360) 754-3998.