The Story of Rachel Corrie

Craig and Cindy Corrie, whose daughter, Rachel, was crushed to death while trying to protect a home in the Gaza strip from demolition by the Israeli Defense Forces in 2003, will speak at the law school at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in Room C1.

The Corries will talk about what their daughter was doing in the Gaza strip and their efforts to uncover the truth about what happened to her and to hold those responsible for her death accountable. They will discuss their diplomatic, political, and legal efforts in Israel and the United States, including a civil lawsuit they have filed against the Caterpillar Corporation in federal court in the United States.

Their talk is sponsored by the Law School’s Center for Global Justice, the International Human Rights Law Clinic, and the Human Rights Network. The International Human Rights Clinic, along with the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City, are representing the Corries and a number of Palestinian plaintiffs in the suit against Caterpillar.