This is one of this sites entries for The Rachel Corrie Foundation’s 2006 Peace Works Conference.
Rachel Corrie was killed while nonviolently protecting the home of two Palestinian families in Gaza from demolition. In her honor and memory, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice will in April realize one of its dreams when it inaugurates Peace Works, an annual lecture/conference to provide a continuing 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.
With a two-day conference, and special pre-conference activities and events, Peace Works 2006 will focus on the struggle in Palestine and Israel. Events in the Middle East are unfolding at a dizzying pace with confusion about what they mean and what can and should be done about them.
We can think of no more important time for a significant discussion on the situation in Israel and Palestine, the U.S. role there, and how we can best support efforts for a just peace in the region.
For more information on Rachel and her writings, visit these sites:
- Rachel Corrie Memorial
- Articles and updates related to Rachl at ISM’s website
- The correspondence of Rachel Corrie (archived at The Guardian)