November 4 - 12, 2012

Delegation Leaders: Michael Brown & Cindy Corrie

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This delegation to the Gaza Strip is open to all and will focus on an in-depth look at the situation on the ground, as well as the work of various civil society groups, grassroots organizers, religious leaders and more.  Preference will be given to those joining the October/November 2012 delegation and those with previous experience on an IFPB delegation.

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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Applications are due by June 15th. This is not a rolling deadline. Applications will be reviewed following the June 1st deadline and applicants will then be notified.

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Michael Brown is the former executive director of Partners for Peace and Washington correspondent for Middle East International.  In 2006-2007 he was a fellow at the Palestine Center.  He worked off and on in the Gaza Strip between 1993 and 2000 for the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.  His op-eds on Israel/Palestine have been published in the International Herald Tribune, The News & Observer, and The San Diego Union Tribune as well as online at TheNation.com. A former IFPB board member, Michael continues to work today on the media and Palestine. Michael led an IFPB delegation in 2008.

Cindy Corrie is the mother of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who on March 16, 2003, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar bulldozer in the Gaza Strip.  Motivated by her daughter's work and sacrifice, Cindy Corrie has dedicated herself to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and has visited Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza on numerous occasions. The Corries have continued to seek accountability in the case of their daughter Rachel Corrie and to challenge U.S. foreign policy in Israel/Palestine through efforts with the U.S. Congress, U.S. Departments of State and Justice, the Israeli Government, the Israeli and U.S. court systems, and at the corporate headquarters of Caterpillar Inc.  With her family, Cindy Corrie co-edited Let Me Stand Alone: the Journals of Rachel Corrie, a collection of her daughter's poetry, essays, letters and journal entries.  She speaks widely throughout the country and world about her daughter's story and experience and her own.  She is also president of the board of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, inspired by her daughter. 



Final costs & details will be determined shortly. Cost is expected to be between $1800 and $2100. This includes 9 days on the ground, hotel accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, local transportation, guides, speaker/event fees and basic tips and gratuities.

Delegates not joining the October/November 2012 delegation will be expected make their own arrangements to meet in the region on the morning of November 4th, 2012 in Cairo. Exact location and time to be determined.

The cost does not include international airfare and hotel accommodations needed directly preceding or following the delegation. Interfaith Peace-Builders will not be arranging flights for this delegation, except for delegates also joining the October/November 2012 delegation. Therefore, delegates joining only the Gaza delegation will be responsible for securing their own individual flights.

Entry into the Gaza Strip cannot be guaranteed. If entry is denied, a program focusing on the effects of the Egyptian revolution will take place.

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