Let Me Stand Alone. The Journals Of Rachel Corrie - Rachel Corrie Readings
Date: April 22, 2008, 7:30 pm
Location: The Hawkeye, IMU
A book discussion with readings, question and answer period, and book signing by Craig and Cindy Corrie
A lifelong writer, Rachel Corrie (1979-2003) grew up in Olympia, Washington and was a student at the Evergreen State College when she traveled to the Gaza Strip as a human rights activist with the International Solidarity Movement. In Let Me Stand Alone, a collection of Rachel's journals, we hear a young woman's voice - intense and poetic - grappling with universal ideas as it chronicles a personal journey cut short. In 2003, Rachel was killed by the Israeli military while protecting a civilian family's home in Rafah, Gaza from demolition. The tragedy ended a life full of potential, yet never silenced a voice that longs to be heard.
Craig and Cindy Corrie were both born and raised in Iowa, attending Drake University. Rachel's writing from Gaza reflects her personal connection to a family farm in the state and this connection has continued to raise the relevance of her story in the region.
Sponsored by the University of Iowa Lecture Committee with books sold by the University Bookstore.