Amnesty International and the American Red Cross Sponsor "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Reading

From Solomonia:

At Stanford. I'm not surprised by some of the names on the sponsorship list of the performance, but the Red Cross and Amnesty International jumped out (and you thought it was only Amnesty UK).

The announcement on the Stanford site doesn't mention the Red Cross sponsorship, but a commenter at the Muqata posts the text of an email that's circulating on campus:
The Stanford Department of Drama and the Stanford Theatre Activist Mobilization Project (STAMP) are proud to announce a staged reading - the San Francisco Bay Area premiere - of the thought-provoking play, My Name is Rachel Corrie.

The performances feature an impressive line-up of post-show discussion speakers including Rabbi Michael Lerner, Professor Joel Beinin, and Professor Tom Sheehan.
This event is Free; Open to the public. Please email stanfordrachelcorrie@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

My Name is Rachel Corrie is Co-Sponsored by: American Red Cross, Amnesty International, Coalition for Justice in the Middle East, Emma Goldman Society for Queer Liberation, Jewish Voice for Peace, Muslim Student Awareness Network, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Physicians for Human Rights, Stanford Says No to War, Stanford University Students for UNICEF, and Students Confronting Apartheid by Israel.
I think the Red Cross in particular has some 'splaining to do.

For my review of the show when it was staged here in the Boston area, see: Earnest Ignorance: My Name is Rachel Corrie at the New Rep



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