April 14, 2024: Commemorating the Life of Rachel Corrie


Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham St, Madison
1:30-3:30 pm
Free & open to all
Donations to Middle East Children’s Alliance welcome

Music by Ensemble Shamaali, featuring Oud, Drum and Flute

Join us for Madison’s annual event honoring the life of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old peace activist from Olympia, WA. She was crushed to death in Rafah on March 16, 2003 while standing against the demolition of a Palestinian home by an Israeli soldier driving a US-made Caterpillar bulldozer.

As Israel crushes the lives of millions in Gaza, we believe that Rachel’s wish now would be that we do all in our power to end the genocide in Palestine. The event will include readings from Rachel’s writings, a video message from her parents Craig and Cindy, poetry, an update on the latest news from Palestine, and time to write and call congress and the White House to demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire, opening of Gaza to unlimited humanitarian aid, and an end to US support of the Israeli military.

Desserts and beverages will be served. We will be selling Palestinian crafts, olive oil, olive oil soap, children’s books about Palestine, and books by and about Rachel Corrie.

Face Book event

Presented by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Jewish Voice for Peace-Madison, Palestine Partners, and Playgrounds for Palestine Madison.
 


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