Remember Rachel Corrie!
Tuesday, March 16th 2004 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie was murdered by Israeli Occupation Forces as she attempted to prevent the illegal demolition of a Palestinian home in the Rafah district of
Gaza. Rachel was a 23 year old college student from Olympia, Washington serving as a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement in the occupied territories of Palestine. The ISM is a Palestinian-led movement of Palestinian and international activists that utilizes nonviolent direct action tactics to challenge the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
We invite you to bring small candles in glass containers and/or a flower for the remembrance portion of the program. We will also have bus tickets available for the April 23rd "International Day of Action Against Caterpillar" in Peoria, Illinois. Caterpillar bulldozers have been and continue to be used by Israeli Occupation Forces to illegal destroy thousands of Palestinian homes. We invite you to read more about the April 23rd protest in Peoria where we will be joined by Cindy and Craig Corrie (the parents of Rachel)
A free screening of the acclaimed video "The Killing Zone" will be shown during the program. The powerful footage filmed by Channel 4 News (England) during a five week stay in Gaza has left seasoned Palestine solidarity activists in tears. The 45 minute film documents gross human rights abuses by Israeli Occupation Forces against Palestinian civilians, international peace activists and a British cameraman filming a story. The "Killing Zone" contains footage of the Israeli military attacking the memorial service for Rachel Corrie held by Palestinians and her comrades with the International Solidarity Movement.
DePaul University Student Center, Room 120 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago Illinois
The Chicago chapter of the International Solidarity Movement and DePaul Students for Justice in Palestine.