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M16: Remembering Rachel Corrie and All Who Work for Justice in the Middle East

March 12, 2011 @ 1:14 am

Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie

On the eighth anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie – the Olympia woman crushed to death by an Israeli military Caterpillar bulldozer as she stood protecting a Palestinian family’s home in Gaza – we come together to remember Rachel and to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people who continue to suffer under Israeli occupation.
The evening will begin with a community potluck. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy with others. Beverages, utensils and plates will be provided.

Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, will speak about their family’s ongoing civil trial in Israel against the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Government. The trial, which seeks accountability for Rachel’s killing, has progressed for over a year, but actual court sessions have occurred intermittently. To date, witnesses for the Corries have testified, and the Israeli state has presented part of its case. The Corries will return to Israel soon when the trial resumes in April with testimony from remaining state’s witnesses.

The evening of March 16th will include a short video presentation about Rachel’s activism and her lasting impact, musical and spoken word presentations, and an opportunity for community members to ask questions, and to talk about their remembrances and thoughts on this anniversary.

Peace Vigil

When: Noon
Where: Sylvester Park (Corner of Capitol and Legion)
Grab your banners and join Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Peace Vigil at the park. If you can’t make it Wednesday please join the Fellowship of Reconciliation on Friday, March 18, 4:30 p.m. for their weely Peace Vigil at Percival Landing.

Continuing Quest for Justice: Rachel Corrie Eight Years Later

When: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: First Christian Church (Koinonia Hall), 701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Community Gathering & Potluck


Becca Pilcher (email here)
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice


March 12, 2011
1:14 am