Eckerd speaker - cousin of Rachel Corrie - on activism, personal loss

10/03/07 Seán Kinane
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Earlier this week, WMNF reporter Dawn Morgan reported on peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in March 2003.

Rachel Corrie was a peace activist with the International Solidarity Movement who was trying to stop the illegal demolition of the home of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip when a member of the Israeli Defense Forces driving a Caterpillar bulldozer ran her over twice, killing her.

Rachel Corrie's cousin, Dr. Beth Corrie, spoke last night to more than 100 students and members of the community at Eckerd College’s Wireman Chapel in St. Petersburg.

Her speech was titled: Washing Dishes and Other Revolutionary Tactics: What It Takes to Change the World.

In this excerpt from her lecture, Beth Corrie relates how the concept of hope that her cousin Rachel wrote home about is relevant to her own struggle for nonviolent resistance.

Beth Corrie spoke last night in St. Petersburg as part of Eckerd College’s Presidential Events Series and Social Justice and Activism Week.

WMNF will bring you more on Beth Corrie’s lecture in a future newscast.

Learn more:

Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Eckerd College Presidential Events Series

Eckerd College Campus Ministries

WMNF coverage from Oct. 2, 2007

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