Hamilton event: Rachel Corrie film and discussion – Tuesday, Dec. 4th

 

The Life of Rachel Corrie

Tuesday, Dec. 4

McMaster University

7:30 P.M.

 

A glimpse of life inside Palestine, and

 

solidarity between progressives in the

 

West and Palestinians.

 

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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.

McMaster University

Ewart Angus Centre [Health Science Centre]

HS1A4

 

 

Free Admission – Donations Accepted

Parking for Health Sciences Centre:

Surface parking on campus $5

Underground parking $12

 

 

Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War – http://www.hamiltoncoalitiontostopthewar.com/

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