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Olympia mural uses Corrie tragedy to strengthen bonds of solidarity

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The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural

This Saturday there will be a celebration in Rachel Corrie’s hometown of Olympia, WA marking the completion of the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural. The project has been a collective effort of Olympia locals, as well as over 150 artists, activists and organizations across the US and the West Bank and Gaza. The mural marks the connection between these two communities, and all those working for justice in Israel/Palestine.

From a press release for the event:

The Olympia Rafah Mural tells a tale of two cities linked through tragedy – Olympia WA and Rafah Palestine and is expected to be the largest public art project highlighting the experiences of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. The ultimate goal of the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project (ORSMP) is to use art, culture and technology in innovative ways to increase the strength and visibility of the movement for social justice not only in Palestine and Israel, but also in the U.S. and throughout the world.

And here’s a video about the project:

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