Cindy and Craig Corrie
Cindy and Craig Corrie are parents of human rights activist 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 example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of peace with justice in the Middle East and have made many visits to the region, including five to the Gaza Strip. 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 founded and support the work of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.
Location: Olympia, WA
Areas of Expertise: The Rachel Corrie story and legacy; Gaza Strip; stories from Palestine; legislative advocacy; BDS and challenging anti-BDS measures.