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Portland: My Name Is Rachel Corrie

The poignant, poetic voice of a young woman searching for her place in an embattled world.

Directed by Megan Kate Ward
Starring Amanda Jensen & Madeleine Rogers

PERFORMANCES: September 24 to October 30
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS: $18 General Admission $15 Students, Seniors & Teachers.

For more information, please call: 503-293-3062 or email: bibiwalton@yahoo.com.

http://www.nwctc.org/Corrie

Posted by on Oct 3, 2010

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Peace Works 2010 Presents: There is a Field

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice
presents a staged reading of Jen Marlowe’s play

There is a Field

There Is A Field

There Is A Field

When: Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, 8 pm
Where: The Evergreen State College, Recital Hall, Communications Bldg.
Cost: FREE

This year marks the tenth anniversary of “Black October,” when Israeli police killed twelve Palestinian citizens of Israel, as demonstrations spread across the West Bank, Gaza, and Arab towns inside Israel.

One of those killed was seventeen-year old Aseel Asleh, shot point blank in the neck by Israeli police at a non-violent demonstration outside his village. Aseel had been a leading participant in a program called Seeds of Peace, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian youth. Aseel was wearing his Seeds of Peace T-shirt at the time of his killing and was buried in it.

Playwright Jen Marlowe knew Aseel personally and worked closely with the Asleh family over the seven years she spent writing the play. The script is based on interviews with family members, email exchanges, and official transcripts of an Israeli commission of inquiry.

More broadly, There is a Field addresses the problems faced by the Palestinian minority inside Israel, distinct from those of the Occupied Territories. The release of There is a Field on the tenth anniversary of Black October offers an important opportunity to inject these issues into the wider Israel/Palestine discussion.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2010

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PeaceWorks: “There is a Field” staged reading

Peace Works is an annual project of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice in the form of a lecture, conference, or other event that provides a forum for exploring the meaning and practice of justice and peace as they affect the social, economic, political, environmental, and spiritual aspects of people’s lives.

There is a Field

There is a Field

This October marks the ten-year anniversary of “Black October.” As the second Intifada erupted in the West Bank and Gaza, demon- strations also began in Arab villages and towns inside Israel. In October 2000, twelve Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed in these demonstrations by Israeli security forces.

One of those killed was a seventeen-year old boy named Aseel Asleh. Aseel was shot point blank in the neck by Israeli police at a demonstration outside his village. No eyewitnesses, including the Israeli policemen at the scene, claimed that Aseel had been violent in anyway. He was dead before reaching the hospital. Aseel had been a leading participant in a peace program called Seeds of Peace. He was wearing his Seeds of Peace t-shirt at the time of his killing and was buried in it.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

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2010 Rachel Corrie Ramadan Soccer Tournament Fund Drive

Craig and Cindy Corrie

Craig and Cindy Corrie

Cindy and I are very pleased to see that the third annual Rachel Corrie Memorial Ramadan Football Tournament will be held again this August, insha’Allah.

The organizers – Rachel’s friends, who are now our friends – deserve all the support we can give them as they bring players and fans to Unity Field for friendly games of soccer. Last September, we were delayed for two days at the Gaza-Egyptian border and missed the final game of the 2009 tournament; but we had the pleasure of joining in the stands for the closing youth day festivities. Of all the ways to break the siege, sending in a bit of fun that fosters community may be one of the most important.

Please join our family in supporting the 2010 Rachel Corrie Memorial Ramadan Football Tournament.

You can support the Tournament with an online donation here.

Or send your tax-deductible check, made out to “Rachel Corrie Foundation” to:

Rachel Corrie Foundation
203 East Fourth Ave., Suite 307
Olympia, WA 98501
(Please indicate “Soccer Tournament” in the memo line.)

- Craig Corrie, for Rachel’s family

From the organizers
It’s that time of year again. Ramadan is right around the corner and that means the folks in Rafah, Gaza are busy planning the 2010 Rachel Corrie Ramadan Soccer Tournament!

Join us as we reach over the high walls surrounding Gaza and break the siege by supporting this great community-developed Ramadan event.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010

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Blue Rose Stage Collective’s staging of MNIRC garners rave reviews

Magan Wiles portrays Rachel Corrie

Magan Wiles portrays Rachel Corrie

St. Louis’ Blue Rose Stage Collective launched their staging of My Name Is Rachel Corrie to excellent reviews. The group performs the play Thursday July 15 – Saturday July 17 with discussions following each performance. For more information, contact the Collective: 314-779-4148, bluerosestage@gmail.com.

“My Name is Rachel Corrie,” which makes its St. Louis debut with the new troupe Blue Rose Stage Collective, is neither boring nor preachy. It’s the rare one-actor show that manages to be engaging and thought-provoking from start to finish.
- Gabe Hartwig, St. Louis Today

Whether your political views favor one side or the other in the continuing conflict between Israel and Palestine, you’re sure to find Blue Rose Stage Collective’s debut presentation of My Name is Rachel Corrie to be a provocative and compelling piece of theatre.
- Broadway World, St. Louis

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010