Rebuilding to Remain: An Evening with Palestinian Solidarity Activist Morgan Bach
When: Thursday, December 13, 7:30 pm
Where: 1134 Judson Ave, Evanston
Al Aqaba is a Palestinian village in the Jordan Valley, 97% of which is under demolition order because of its location in Israeli-controlled Area C (which covers 62% of the West Bank.) Villages in the Jordan Valley are especially vulnerable to demolitions and water confiscation. Like several Area C villages, Al Aqaba is located between Israeli military training camps.
Despite constant threats to the peace, and existence, of their village, Al Aqaba continues to run a council, two schools, a small clinic, a sewing cooperative, a tea factory, a library, and several other internationally-supported initiatives to help the community grow and thrive on its own land. New houses are currently under construction so that families who left can now return. Come learn what you can do to help support the community of Al Aqaba!
About Morgan Bach:
Morgan Bach is the visitor coordinator for the Al Aqaba Guest House, in the Palestinian village of Al Aqaba (Jordan Valley, West Bank). She found the village because of a campaign to save their kindergarten, which is under demolition order, along with most of the village. After serving two years in AmeriCorps in New Orleans, she spent eight months living in Al Aqaba as a teacher, writer and filmmaker. Now she's touring the US to share her experience and promote building and advocacy projects for Al Aqaba and other at risk communities in Area C, where over 12,000 demolition orders are standing for Palestinian structures.
Morgan will be giving a multi-media presentation on her time in Palestine and sharing two projects: the Al Aqaba Guest House, and Rebuilding to Remain. These projects are supported by Palestinians, Israelis and internationals who make up a growing movement for Palestinian equal rights, particularly the right to community planning and building.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/311263338989595/
Rebuilding Alliance: http://rebuildingalliance.org/
Al Aqaba Guest House: http://alaqabaguesthouse.wordpress.com/
Morgan Bach’s video interview with journalist/blogger Phil Weiss in Al Aqaba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGP4fF9ENu0