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2003-06-16

Cindy Corrie Speaks at Evergreen State College Commencement to the Classmates of her Slain Daughter Rachel Corrie

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Rachel Corrie died three months ago today when an Israeli military bulldozer crushed her to death as she tried to nonviolently protest the demolition of a Palestinian home in Gaza.

The largest graduating class in the history of Evergreen State College participated in commencement exercises Friday. One student was noticeably absent.

Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old student activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer three months ago today. She was trying to protect a Palestinian home in the war ravaged Gaza Strip town of Rafah.

Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, have tried to continue their daughter’s legacy, traveling the country and speaking about her work as an activist for peace and justice. On Friday, Cindy Corrie accepted an honorary degree from Evergreen.

  • Cindy Corrie, mother of Rachel Corrie speaking at Evergreen on June 13, 2003.

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www.rachelcorrie.com


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