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Rachel Corrie Memorial Celebration
March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thank you to those who came out to celebrate Rachel and explore the lives of Palestinian women through film!
We were able to remember and recommit in building community with Gaza. Check out the photos below of some of the messages our guests had to those in Gaza.
Note: These photos express the opinions and views of individuals and not the official position of the Rachel Corrie Foundation.
Community Potluck & Film Screening
First Christian Church, Koinonia Hall
701 Franklin St SE, in downtown Olympia
In the Image, explores the daily lives of Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank. The film portrays their stories in a novel and eye-opening manner; through video footage captured by the women themselves.
In the Image gives voice to each woman’s experience: Ayat, Salam, and Nariman are three of the participants in The Camera Project, an initiative launched by the Jerusalem-based human rights organization B’Tselem. This project is a unique collaboration of Palestinians and Israelis who seek to use footage captured by Palestinians to fight for justice in the West Bank. Palestinian volunteers are given video cameras to capture the human rights violations to which they are subjected. They are taught how to use the cameras and record the brutality that is a part of their daily lives. In agreeing to help expose the abuses suffered at the hands of the Israeli settlers and military personnel, these women put themselves and their families at risk and face harassment or retribution for seeking to expose the violence. Their perseverance is inspiring, as they continue to work for change, attempting to pave the way for future peace in the region. The women in In The Image are not only fighting for the rights of Palestinians but also for the rights of women all over the world.