Monday, April 23, 2012

Showing of Steadfast Hope

Although Dutchess Peace was a cosponsor of this film rather than MECR, a few of us were involved in bringing the film to Christ Church in Poughkeepsie and showing it there. Lillian Rosengarten, a member of the Jewish Boat to Gaza, read one of her poems at the end. About 35 people attended. Only Tarak and I were there from MECR (thanks, Tarak), meaning we had almost all new people. They loved the film and several mentioned buying the film for their churches.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bard Checkpoint Demonstration

Several numbers of MECR took part in this "checkpoint" at Bard College. Doing it in front of the student center during lunch got a lot of attention.

Being stopped and questioned based on one's ethnic identity seems antithetical to a free society. Imagine what it feels like to live under this racial profiling from day to day in the West Bank.

Thanks to the Bard ISM for inviting us to participate.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal

Dear Mrs. Corrie,

Once again residents of the Hudson Valley have paid tribute to your brave daughter with their annual newspaper "In Memoriam", a copy of which is attached. You may be interested that many of them are Jewish, and we have several Muslim contributors as well as those of other persuasions.  Her sacrifice is never far from our minds, nor are your efforts to secure a measure of justice in this matter.  We thank you also for your tireless work on behalf of the Palestinians.