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The Escalating Crisis in Israel/Palestine: A Discussion of Recent Events

When: Jul 15, 7:00 pm

Where: Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW Olympia, WA 98501

Join the Rachel Corrie Foundation at Traditions Cafe Tuesday July 15th for a panel discussion about the current crisis in Israel/Palestine.  Following the collapse of the Peace Process, the establishment of a Unity Government and the recent deaths on both sides, what is the media telling us and what is being left out?

Come discuss what the response as tax-paying citizens that fund the actions taken by the Israeli military and what the new military offensive launched as a retaliation of the deaths of three settler teens means for reconciliation in the region.

 

Panelists and moderator are in development. The format of this event will be a guided Q and A for panelists and then open Q and A for audience participation.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

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RCF @ Olympia Peace Vigil Friday July 11, 2014

When: Jan 1

Where:

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation invites the Olympia community to join in their weekly Peace Vigil from 4:30-6 Friday! Please come out in a show of solidarity and support for Palestine and all anti-war and peace efforts.

Feel free to bring your own sign or borrow ours!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

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OFS Screening and Post Film Discussion

When: Jul 9, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Olympia Film Society , 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA

Join the Rachel Corrie Foundation
at the Olympia Film Society for a film screening and discussion about
 
Dancing in Jaffa 
this 
Wednesday, July 9th, after the 6:30 show
Film Description:
“Dancing in Jaffa” takes place in Jaffa, where Irish-Palestinian Pierre Dulaine was raised and then fled during the Nakba in 1948. In an effort to “overcome political and cultural differences” through dance, the four-time ballroom champion brings his unique talent back to his birthplace. During the ten week intensive Dulaine teaches 150 Jewish and Palestinian Israeli youth how to ballroom dance. The dance project aims to “transcend geographical and cultural boundaries by raising awareness of challenges involved in dealing with hatred while also providing that change is a possible, even in the direst of situations.”
Discussion:
Wednesday July 9th, marks the 10 year anniversary of the International Court of Justice declaring Israel’s apartheid wall illegal and on occupied Palestinian land. Join RCF to discuss the role of coexistence projects between Israelis and Palestinians such as “dancing classrooms,” and the role of internationals in addressing the conflict and failed Peace Process. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of proposed solutions and other such projects that risk normalizing the occupation as well as how the tactics of Boycott Divestment and Sanctions provide a solidarity-centered grassroots alternative.
Olympia Film Society
206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA
http://olympiafilmsociety.org/calendar/
Price: $5.50 OFS members, $8.50 General Admission, $4 Kids
ADA accessible entrance and restrooms
If you are not able to make the screening and discussion Wednesday the other viewings at Olympia Film Society are:
Monday, 7th: 6:30
Tuesday, 8th: 9:00
Wednesday, 9th: 6:30 with RCF-led discussion!
Thurs, 10th : 4:00; 9:00
Trailer-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEok-5KlAXY
Official website-
http://www.dancinginjaffa.com/about-the-film/
Electronic Intifada Review from 2013-
http://electronicintifada.net/content/kite-flying-film-shows-gazas-kids-grow-old-too-soon/12981
 
Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

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Olympia Arab Fest 2014 Shuruq II

When: Oct 4-4, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where: Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia

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We invite our community to join us as we celebrate and experience the food, culture, traditions, lifestyles and peoples of the Arab World in a peaceful, joyous and authentic manner.  We strive for lasting appreciation and respect for our own and other cultures, and for the ability to understand and accept our differences so that we may acknowledge our similarities and enrich each others’ lives.

The event will take place at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia.

Get Involved

Contact us at (360) 754-3998 or info@rachelcorriefoundation.org if you are interested in:

  • Joining our Planning Committee
  • Making a Donation to the Effort
  • Becoming an Event Co-sponsor

More information to come!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

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2014 Nakba Day Events in Olympia

When: May 12-14, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Where: Heritage Park / Traditions Fair Trade, 300 5th Ave SW Olympia, WA 98501

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May 15, 1948, is known worldwide as the day the new state of Israel was created, but for the Palestinian people it is synonymous with the beginning of al-Nakba or “the Catastrophe,” when over 700,000 Palestinians were displaced and over 450 Palestinian villages destroyed. From this day onward, many Palestinians have continued to be dispossessed of their homes, lands, and livelihoods. At the Rachel Corrie Foundation, we believe learning about and acknowledging the full story is fundamental to finding a just and lasting solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Monday, May 12th we will mark the upcoming Nakba Day with a display featuring the Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948 at Heritage Park at 5th and Water Street. Some of our Palestinian and Palestinian-American neighbors will join us throughout the day for conversations about their own and their families’ experiences. Stop by any time between 8am to 6pm for this important event. Bring your questions and friends, and learn how you can help to support a just peace in Israel/Palestine!

Wednesday, May 14th at 7pm we are pleased to have Ali Abunimah speak about his new book “The Battle For Justice In Palestine” at Traditions Fair Trade at 300 5th Ave SW. The event is free and donations are greatly appreciated!

Posted by on May 8, 2014