From June 17th-August 9th I'm in Arabic school, and will only be posting in Arabic! Check out my Arabic School blog HERE!
My name is Morgan, and I'm a human rights activist, writer and filmmaker.
I named this blog after the song "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?" I was serving there in 2009 with AmeriCorps, and planning my first trip to Palestine. I developed such an affinity for both places that I decided to start a blog dedicated to issues that brought them together.
I started by talking about refugees, evacuees, the right of return, dignity, justice, equality, education, incarceration, displacement, collective memory, survival, and hospitality. I finally traveled to the West Bank in 2010 to spend Christmas in Bethlehem, and I was forever changed by the people I met there, and the weight of the Israeli occupation. The next fall I moved to the West Bank and spent eight months in a village under demolition order, teaching English and running the Al Aqaba Guest House. Since I got back to the States, I've been documenting Palestinian activism and its emergence as a diverse, multi-faith, and multi-generational movement.
My aim is to tell stories that bridge gaps in understanding, and show people who are dehumanized through conflict. I aim to show complexity, not to make excuses for oppression and apartheid, but to reveal their breaking points, the cracks where humanity and hope for equality and justice shine through.
Internationals in Palestine
Morgan Bach: Martin Luther King Message Leads to West Bank
Young I/P Activist Blogs You Need to Read
If you give a Palestinian the right to bike in the Jordan Valley...
A Night in Bil'in
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers show up in village targeted for demolition
Desecrating the American flag
My first trip to Palestine