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Cindy Corrie - Witness


The Chicago Hearing brought together witnesses to tell seldom-heard stories from Israel-Palestine that raised critical questions about the effects of U.S. policies in the region. Does Israel's explanation of security legitimize its violations of international law? Does the U.S. government condone Israeli policies and practices that would not be tolerated if replicated in America by the U.S. government?


Amer Shurrab and Cindy Corrie testified on the topic of Military Aid.

Cindy CorrieCindy Corrie is the mother of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who on March 16, 2003, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home.  Motivated by her daughter's work and sacrifice, Cindy Corrie has dedicated herself to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and has visited Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza on numerous occasions.  In 2009, she made two trips to Gaza, the first in March with a Code Pink delegation that traveled from Egypt through Rafah crossing to challenge the siege and to witness the aftermath of Israeli military attacks in December and January.  Her second visit was in September 2009, when she and her husband, Craig Corrie, led the first Rachel Corrie Foundation Delegation.  “Rachel wrote of the importance of making commitments to places and initiated this one to Rafah and Gaza. The commitment Rachel made continues,” said Cindy Corrie. 


The Corries have continued to seek accountability in the case of their daughter Rachel Corrie and to challenge U.S. foreign policy in Israel/Palestine through efforts with the U.S. Congress, U.S. Departments of State and Justice, the Israeli Government, the Israeli and U.S. court systems, and at the corporate headquarters of Caterpillar Inc.  With her family, Cindy Corrie co-edited Let Me Stand Alone: the Journals of Rachel Corrie, a collection of her daughter's poetry, essays, letters and journal entries, published by W.W. Norton & Co in 2008.  She speaks widely throughout the country and world about her daughter's story and experience and her own.  She is a frequent guest at post-performance discussions of the play My Name is Rachel Corrie, co-edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner.  Cindy Corrie resides in Olympia, Washington, with her husband, Craig, where with community supporters they carry on the work of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, inspired by their daughter. Check here on an update on the civil lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie's family against the State of Israel.   She has received a Human Rights Advocate of the Year Award from Seattle University’s Human Rights Network and a Pillar of Peace Award  from the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee.

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