The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

March 21, 2010
Building Hope for the Children

Commemorating the life of Rachel Corrie
Sunday, March 21
4:30-5:30 pm Silent Auction viewing and bidding
5:30-6:30 pm Vegetarian Dinner by Lulu’s restaurant
6:30-9:00 pm Program
Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church
203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison [Map]

A benefit dinner and program sponsored by the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and Madison Playgrounds for Palestine.

Tickets for the dinner and program are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will help provide Palestinian children with a new playground in Beit Sahour, West Bank through Playgrounds for Palestine, and a water purification system for a school in Rafah, Gaza through the Maia Project of the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA).

Besides information on these two humanitarian projects, the program will mark the seventh anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death on March 16 with

  • A message from Craig and Cindy Corrie from Israel, where they are attending the long-awaited opening of their lawsuit against the Israeli government
  • Readings from Rachel’s writings
  • Arabic and English recitations of Mahmoud Darwish poetry with slides, and
  • The short film First Picture or The Children of Ibdaa.