Now that the play about Rachel Corrie has come and gone, the various executive directors of the organizations who responded cooperatively and local volunteers are pleased that our various efforts were so helpful for many attendees of the play and the larger community. Vitally important context was offered using the Community Consensus Statement offered to media and theatergoers by the executives and others; the Web site www.rachelcorriefacts.org is an ongoing resource to other communities where the play may show or there is interest in it, and the materials printed in the program by the organizations were educational and useful here and in other places.
We Pacific Northwesterners can be proud that when it comes to being fair and balanced and proactive about Israel we are being so well served by the cooperative spirits, hearts, minds and skilled talents of our professionals and the members of their organizations. We never attacked the theater’s artistic or constitutional rights and never tried to stop the production. Our community came together in every admirable way and set for us and other communities a worthy model of effective cooperation and statesmanship.