Rachel: An American Conscience - (Partnered Event) Plowshare Peace & Justice Center and Floyd Friends Meeting

Event Date

 

2:00-4:00 pm Sunday August 26 - Jesse Peterman Memorial Library [321 West Main Street, Floyd, Virginia]

The late Rachel Corrie (1979 – 2003) was articulate, straightforward and resolute. Her castigation of Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian people and the Israeli Government’s disregard for the safety of Israelis and Palestinians rang with clarity. Through peace activism she ascertained the facts on the ground. She called it as she saw it.

“Rachel Corrie: An American Conscience,” chronicles her humanitarian work with the International Solidarity Movement in Rafah, Gaza Strip, just prior to her murder in March 2003. While Corrie stood in front of a Palestinian home to prevent its demolition, an Israeli soldier in a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer crushed her.