On Sunday April 8th, the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project will host, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison will be co-sponsoring the annual commemorative benefit for Rachel Corrie at the St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Ct. Madison, WI 53715. This year featuring a visit from Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel’s parents, and representatives of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), the group Rachel was volunteering with on March 16, 2003 when she was run over and killed by an Israeli soldier driving a militarized Caterpillar bulldozer as she protested the demolition of a Palestinian family home in Rafah.
The event also includes a clip from from the new film, Radiance of Resistance about Palestinian youth activists Ahed Tamimi and Janna Ayyad.
PLUS Hummus and Tabbouleh; desserts including baklawa; and the ever-popular DOOR PRIZES. Palestinian olive oil, olive oil soap, zaatar & maftool, embroidery and other crafts will be available for purchase.
The event is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation to cover the cost of food. Donations will be gratefully accepted to help support the Samira Remedial Education Project for disadvantaged and traumatized children in Rafah, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, and the ISM tour.
If possible, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we are sure to have enough food.
(Can’t make it to the event? Please consider a donation to the Samira Project in Rachel’s name. You can donate on line here, or mail a check marked “Samira” to MRSCP, P.O. Box 5214, Madison WI 53705 )