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Clarke to Host 'Building Peaceful Understanding in a Violent World'

April 3, 2014: Craig and Cindy Corrie, who founded the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice in memory of their daughter, who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 while taking part in a peaceful protest, will visit Clarke University on Thursday, April 10.

The Corries will present a program titled “Building Peaceful Understanding in a Violent World: A Conversation with Craig and Cindy Corrie,” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Rachel Corrie was killed while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protest the demolition of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip. The Corries will talk about Rachel’s time in Palestine/Israel, show a short film clip about the situation there, and talk about their own experiences in Palestine. There will also be time for questions and answers following the presentation.

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice is a grassroots, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that conducts and supports programs that foster connections between people that build understanding, respect and appreciation for differences, and that promote cooperation within and between local and global communities. The foundation encourages and supports grassroots efforts in pursuit of human rights and social, economic and environmental justice, which they view as prerequisites for world peace.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke University SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere),
Clarke University Crusaders for Life and Justice, Loras College Kucera Center, Loras College Father Ray Hermann Center for Peace and Justice and Jim and Judy Bailey.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318. The Rachel Corrie Foundation website is http://rachelcorriefoundation.org.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.

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