UPDATE: Video of the event available here.
The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, has announced the dedication tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23, of a sculptural tribute to Rachel Corrie. The piece created by international artist and Evergreen graduate Ross Matteson and entitled “Reflecting on Peace and Justice” is a bronze and polished steel representation of a dove on the tip of a pyramid.
The dedication event on the third floor of the College Activities Building on the Olympia campus at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW begins at 5 p.m. with brief remarks from Evergreen Provost, Michael Zimmerman and sculptor Ross Matteson. Cindy Corrie will speak on behalf of the Rachel Corrie Foundation and the Corrie family, followed by short readings of Rachel’s writing by faculty and students.
During past years, community supporters and conference attendees have had glimpses of the sculpture at major Rachel Corrie Foundation events, while Evergreen faculty, staff, students, and alumni have continued to advocate for its permanent placement on campus. We at the Rachel Corrie Foundation are delighted with Evergreen’s decision to provide a home for the sculpture in the College Activities Building (CAB). As we continue to mark these ten years since Rachel took a stand in Gaza, it is particularly heartening to know that she and her message will be remembered and reflected upon in this beautiful way and in this place so important to her. Artist Ross Matteson notes that the piece