The Life of Rachel Corrie
Tuesday, Dec. 4
A glimpse of life inside Palestine, and
solidarity between progressives in the
West and Palestinians.
Rachel Corrie was an American college graduate who joined the International Solidarity Movement. She engaged in non-violent resistance training and peace demonstrations in the Gaza strip in 2003, and participated in Palestinian solidarity activism.
On March 16, 2003, Rachel was involved in an action to prevent Israeli bulldozers from carrying out house demolitions. She was killed in this action.
This film, “Rachel: An American Conscience” by Yahya Barakat chronicles the events of that day, and Rachel’s activism leading up to it. It contains footage of the tragic events of March 16, as well as rare interviews with Rachel and her parents – about what drove her activism.
“Rachel was not an Israeli, nor she was a Palestinian, but she was a member of the International Solidarity Movement and a member of the international civil society…She opposed non-violently the violence that occupation does to the Palestinians.”
Yahya Barakat | Director, “Rachel: An American Conscience”
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Ewart Angus Centre [Health Science Centre]
Free Admission – Donations Accepted
Parking for Health Sciences Centre:
Surface parking on campus $5
Underground parking $12