Morgan Green '12 is a Theater and Human Rights Major. She will be spending her summer in the West Bank and sending us regular updates about her trip.
May 20, 2010
am very excited to be accompanying a group of fifteen incredibly
dedicated and diverse Bard students on a cultural exchange in the West
We will be teaching a children's summer camp in the village of Mas-Ha
that focuses on using art as expression. I am looking forward to leading
theater games as well as directing a Greek tragedy, in Arabic, with the
women of the village.
I believe that working with children in
Palestine this summer is a positive step towards peace in the Middle
East. Our relationship with this village will expand both parties'
knowledge of the world. I greatly look forward to this trip, but try to
remain without expectation, for I know there is no way I can expect what
is to come accurately.
We will be in Mas-Ha teaching and
learning in the month of August. The three week summer camp will
culminate in a festival to show off to the community and the country our
efforts. The children will get a chance to perform what they have
learned. The Palestinian Minister of Education is a confirmed guest for
The group of Bard students traveling together has
been growing closer as a result of our efforts to raise money for this
trip. We have been doing trainings with various groups on campus
(theater, expressive arts, language, etc.) in order to prepare ourselves
to each and fit in. The language barrier is on obstacle that frightens
me, but there are many activities we have planned in which we can
communicate without the use of language. I am most looking forward to
our Saturdays, to which we have devoted to cooking all day with the