New sculpture at Evergreen will be dedicated to Rachel Corrie

lpemberton@theolympian.comOctober 22, 2013 

A new sculpture named “Reflecting on Peace and Justice” will be dedicated in honor of Rachel Corrie at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of The Evergreen State College Activities Building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.

SHAUNA BITTLE — The Evergreen State College

A new sculpture named “Reflecting on Peace and Justice” will be dedicated in honor of Rachel Corrie at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of The Evergreen State College Activities Building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.

The artwork was created by Evergreen graduate Ross Matteson. It is a bronze and steel representation of a dove on the tip of a pyramid, and is a gift to the college from the Rachel Corrie Foundation.

Corrie was an Olympia activist killed in the Gaza Strip after standing in front of an Israeli military bulldozer in 2003. She was attempting to block the razing of a Palestinian family’s home.

 

During Wednesday's event, Evergreen president Thomas “Les” Purce is slated to accept the artwork on behalf of the college in recognition of Corrie’s time at the college, and her dedication to peace, according to a college news release. 

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