Events mark 10th year since Rachel Corrie died

Staff reportMarch 15, 2013 

Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie, an Olympia activist killed in the Gaza Strip after standing in front of a bulldozer.

Corrie was standing in front of the dozer to protect a home about to be demolished when she was run over and killed.

A series of events will mark the 10th anniversary of Corrie’s death, including:


Event: Where Should the Birds Fly?

When: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Where: Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia

Cost: Tickets $5.50 for Olympia Film Society members, $8.50 for the community.

Summary: A film screening and discussion with the Gaza filmmaker Fida Qishta and Olympia mental health therapist Sonja Wentz.


1–2 p.m.: Rally at Sylvester Park: Stand for Justice: Freedom for Palestinians and Accountability for U.S. Foreign Military Funding

2:30– 4 p.m.: Rachel Corrie and Freedom for Palestine: 10 years – Looking Back, Moving Forward

Phyllis Bennis of the Institute of Policy Studies and Ramzy Baroud of The Palestine Chronicle speak at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE.

5–7 p.m.: Community potluck with music and dance.

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