Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m.
at The Islamic Center of Charlotte-South, 559 N. Polk St. Pineville, NC
This March 16th, 2008 will mark the 5th anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death. Rachel Corrie was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). She spent the last six months of her life in the Gaza Strip defending Palestinian homes from being demolished by the Israeli Zionist Forces.
On March 16, 2003, Rachel had to meet her fate at the hands of a heartless Israeli caterpillar operator. On that day, Rachel was standing in front of Dr. Masri's house with a bullhorn in her hand. She was calling out to the Israeli driver to stop moving his Caterpiller machine forward. It was to no avail. The Israeli driver kept driving, defying her pleas. Rachel attempted to run away from path of the giant Caterpillar machine. Sadly, it was too late, the heartless driver of the American made Caterpiller went over Rachel Corrie, crushing her to death.
So, in order for us to honor Rachel, we sought to do one of the things that mattered to her the most, to educate ourselves about the inhumane Israeli policies toward home demolition. We will do so by showing a film, called the "the Unrecognized". This film is about a group of Palestinians inside Israel whose houses are threatened to be razed by the state of Israel. We will also show some clips about Rachel Corrie, days before she died. Please make an effort to attend. Please tell you friends and encourage them to come to this event.
Sponsored by The Islamic Center of Charlotte-South.
Contact: Jibril Hough @ (704) 258-0304