Rachel Corrie, a young human rights activist who had spoken out on hunger and other issues since her childhood, was killed by a Caterpillar bulldozer while trying to prevent a Palestinian home from being demolished. The play, "I Am Rachel Corrie," featuring her life and diaries, ran successfully in London last year and was slated to open in New York City this month. When it was canceled, the protest "Rachel's Words Initiative" was proposed. See www.rachelswords.org
. WILPF, US section, has endorsed the initiative. Branches and individuals may also endorse.
The Rachel's Words Initiative will feature readings from her diaries and the play on March 16 (the 3-year anniversary of her death) and March 22 (the day the play was to have opened in NY). If an event is not already scheduled for your town, please consider organizing one.
See also an article by Vanessa Redgrave deploring the cancellation of the play.