Remembering Our Gail Miller…
Gail Miller, a brave sailor who attempted to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza as part of the 2016 Women’s Boat to Gaza, and a member of the US Boats to Gaza steering committee, passed away on April 15, 2022. Gail has been and remains an inspiration for so many – a steady hand on the tiller pointing us towards justice, freedom, equality – all with love.
What friends are saying in remembrance of Gail:
Gail Miller ¡PRESENTE!
The world is no longer the same place. Today and onward, a shining space once occupied by a unique , generous and fierce person, Gail Miller, will be filled with the presence of memory and the power of love… today we have lost a great and powerful woman, a fighter and healer,
a dear friend to so very many, a loving mother, a grandmother and matriarch to a great clan, a loving partner to her dear Billy and an organizer of intimate, abundant gatherings that allowed for political action to be planned or shared, a courageous activist and comrade who inspired and instigated and labored toward a world where justice would be a lived experience and for which we would always fight.
Gail Miller knew and clearly voiced and manifested the deeply held belief that justice is only realized in liberation for all and liberation is realized in the struggle for justice and it comes over a long arch of time and not all at once and never, ever to be taken for granted but practiced.
Gail knew, to struggle well together we needed to break bread and to share food together and she often provided for us abundantly.
I worked closely with Gail to send a U.S. BOAT TO GAZA and she was dedicated, in solidarity, to the liberation struggle in Palestine because she knew none of us are free until Palestine is free.
REST IN POWER dear Gail, dear friend. We carry on in your great memory.
– Laurie Arbeiter
I remember laughing with Gail and Lisa under a tree in some country because Lisa had to prop up the terrible non-violence training that some other project had organized and how the three of us knew that it takes a woman to get the job done…Gail knew how to read people and could identify problems quickly and calmly. I will always remember that about her because that’s what I try to do in my own world. I have met the strongest women I know through the flotilla.
– Wendy Goldsmith
I am so sad to see this news. She was a wonderful woman, full of passion for Palestine. When she left Barcelona on the boat sailing to Gaza, she was beaming, one of the most excited passengers on the boat. I remember waving at her as the boat slid past the docks. She had the biggest grin on her face I’d ever seen.
There will be a hole left that will be hard for any of us to fill.
“Good night, sweet princess. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
– Greta Berlin
Gail Miller and the “Audacity of Hope” on Democracy Now (July 6, 2011)