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|Remember Rachel Corrie|
|Date||Tuesday March 16|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar, Berkeley
On Sunday March 16, 2003 in Rafah, occupied Gaza, 23 year old American peace activist Rachel Corrie from Olympia, Washington was murdered (crushed to death) by a US-made Israeli bulldozer. As a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, Rachel was in Gaza opposing the bulldozing of Palestinian homes by the Israeli army.
Join us to honor her on the one year anniversary of her death.
Speakers will include:
Dennis Bernstein, Author, poet, Investigative reporter and radio host for KPFA’s Flashpoints
Bishara Costandi, a Labor and Community Organizer and Coordinator of Arabs Building Community
Jon Jackson, Local ISM activist who spent six weeks in Occupied Rafah last spring
Brian Avery, A peace activist with the International Solidarity Movement who was shot in the face by a burst of heavy machine gun fire from an Israeli armored personnel carrier in Jenin on April 5, 2003. He has already undergone several reconstructive surgeries and is still awaiting more.
There will also be a chance for audience members to share thoughts, poetry, writings, words about Rachel Corrie and all of the lives lost due to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.