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Peace Works: Save the Date! April 8-9, 2011

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice presents
Peace Works 2011: Solidarity in Action

Alice Walker

Alice Walker

Rachel Corrie’s legacy inspires people around the world to create positive, nonviolent change in their communities. The Peace Works series of events and conferences honor that legacy by linking action to critical thought, community organizing, and personal reflection.

This year’s Peace Works Conference theme is Solidarity In Action. Scheduled workshops and events include:

  • Human Rights and Strategies for Justice in Palestine/Israel
  • Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaigns & Grassroots Organizing
  • Organizing with the Olympia Rafah Solidarity Mural Project
  • Cross Movement Building,
  • Social Networking as an organizing tool
  • Report Back on Trial in Israel by the Corries
  • Celebration with music and dancing Sat. evening in Downtown Olympia

The keynote speaker is Alice Walker, poet, author, and social justice activist.

Pre-registration information will be released shortly. Until then, put April 8-9, 2011 on your calendar and join the Rachel Corrie Foundation family for an amazing two days of learning, organizing, and celebration!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011

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Marc Ellis: Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation

Marc Ellis will speak on Jewish Liberation Theology

Marc Ellis will speak on Jewish Liberation Theology

On Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th, Marc Ellis, noted Jewish theologian and philosopher will be speaking at Evergreen State College and in Olympia, Washington.

Professor Ellis has called for a shared Jewish-Palestinian project “for justice and ethics, for risk-taking to achieve what seems unachievable” through “solidarity with the Palestinian struggle.” He is a brilliant, thought-provoking speaker who provides new ways of thinking about relations between Jews, Jewish Israelis and Palestinians, as well as what a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would look like.

To forget one’s own oppression is to open the possibility of becoming the oppressor… to become a conqueror after having been a victim is a recipe for moral suicide.

Events

Friday, October 29, 12:00pm-1:30pm: “Towards a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine: A Jewish Perspective on History, Identity and Solidarity”
The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall One

Saturday, October 30, 1:00pm: Marc Ellis hosts a conversation about his writing
Orca Books, 509 4th Avenue, downtown Olympia

Saturday, October 30, 7:30pm: “Jews of Conscience and the Quest for Justice in Palestine and Israel”
First Christian Church, 701 Franklin Street

Marc Ellis is a Jewish theologian and philosopher. He is the Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Baylor University, and author of a number of books, including: Israel and Palestine Out of the Ashes: The Search for Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century; Towards a Jewish Theology of Liberation; and Judaism Does not Equal Israel.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010

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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