23 October 2013

Evergreen State College to dedicate Rachel Corrie memorial today

Rachel Corrie was an American peace activist who, in 2003, was crushed to death by a US-made Caterpillar D9 military bulldozer in Rafah while acting as a human shield, trying to stop the unlawful demolition of a civilian Palestinian home.

Today, a memorial in her honor will be dedicated at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where Rachel had taken classes. The memorial features a beautiful bronze and polished steel sculpture of a dove on the tip of a pyramid. The piece, titled "Reflecting on Peace and Justice", was created by international artist and Evergreen graduate Ross Matteson.

See pictures of the lovely sculpture here.

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