Will There Really Be a Morning? Solidarity With Palestinian Children
Date(s) - 10/20/2019
Palestine Museum US
Palestine Museum US
Presentations & Discussions
Discussion to include what it means to be in solidarity with Palestine, and to hear more about the many challenges of daily life lived under military occupation.
Cindy & Craig Corrie, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
Mark Braverman, Kairos USA
Palestinian Student Youth Ambassadors
Tamer Al-Sahouri, oud player, head of Arabic Music Dept., Edward Said Conservatory of Music; his wife Nadine Shomali, singer from Bethlehem University group WAJD and others; award winning singer, actress, producer of international renown, Amal Murkus, her son, Firas Zreik, kanun player and musical director – graduate in Performance & Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music; and Alber Baseel, darbuka and rig hand percussionist and 5th year Performance student, Berklee College of Music.
Cindy and Craig Corrie
Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who in 2003 was killed by an Israeli military operated Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter’s work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of peace with justice in the Middle Cindy and Craig CorrieEast and have made many visits to the region, including five to the Gaza Strip. In 2012 and 2016, Cindy Corrie co-led Interfaith Peace-Builder delegations to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. In pursuit of accountability in Rachel Corrie’s case and rights for Palestinians, the Corrie family has for years advocated in the U.S. at both state and national levels of government, and has sought justice through court systems in this country and in Israel.
The Corries reside in Olympia, Washington, where they support the work of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice. In December 2010, the foundation was recognized for “outstanding service for Human Rights-Unique Achievement” by the Thurston County Diversity Council. The Corries are recipients of a Human Rights Advocates 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. In October 2012, they accepted the LennonOno Grant for Peace on behalf of their daughter Rachel.
Mark Braverman is a Jewish American with deep family roots in the Holy Land. In his writing and speaking Mark focuses on the role of religious beliefs and theology and the function of interfaith relations in the current search for a just peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He is the Mark Braverman – Executive Director of Kairos USA, an ecumenical organization of churches in the U.S. founded in response to the Kairos call of the Palestinian Christians. He is Research Fellow in Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Over the years he has worked with the Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Congregational, Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Mennonite and Unitarian Universalist churches on their policies and actions with respect to Israel and Palestine, and also with African American church leaders on the issue. He has been active ecumenically, serving on the Steering Committee of the World Council of Church’s Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum, and as an advisor to the Public Affairs Committee of the General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Mark serves on the Board of Directors of the Tree of Life Educational Fund and the Advisory Board of Friends of Sabeel North America, and on the Global Kairos for Justice Theology Working Group of Kairos Palestine and on the Advisory Board of Friends of Sabeel North America.
Mark has lectured and trained internationally and is the author of two books — Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land and A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing, and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine. He has authored articles and book chapters on Zionism, ecumenism, and the role of the global church in support of the Palestinian struggle. His writings, blog, and sermons can be found at www.markbraverman.org.