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Day 20: San Francisco

Posted on July 16, 2016

By Sari Birdcall: With the theme of the California stretch of our trip being power, we zoned in on the idea of people power for our journey through San Francisco.   After a 9:10am departure, we headed to the San Francisco Public Library to learn about illiteracy in America. As a student who has loved to read for Continue Reading »

Day 19: Los Angeles & San Francisco

Posted on July 15, 2016

By Caroline Perlis: This morning, we all woke up bright and early for our 8:30 AM breakfast buffet in order to hit the road at 9:00 AM. Without stopping, the ride from LA to San Fransisco would generally take about six hours. Usually I would dread a six hour bus ride, but what was special about this one was Continue Reading »

Day 21- San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2015

– Bradley Fleishman My last day of the trip was a very interesting one. Everyone including myself loved San Francisco. We started the day at the San Francisco Library with a discussion with John Lavine, the former Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He talked about the future of technology and how Continue Reading »

Day 20- San Francisco

Posted on July 18, 2015

– Ross Rosen We started off our first full day in San Francisco meeting at a public library with Leon Veal, a man who did not learn how to read or write until he was 44. It was amazing seeing how much something most of us take for granted can actually change someone’s life. Before Continue Reading »

Day 19- Los Angeles, San Francisco

Posted on July 18, 2015

– Logan Pins Today we left L.A. heading to San Francisco. We spent the majority of the day on the road. We stopped for lunch in Santa Barbara and later watched the movie Milk, about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay government official. We drove past rolling yellow mountains, a beautiful coast, fading out into the horizon, Continue Reading »

Day 20-San Francisco-by Natalie Tincknell

Posted on July 19, 2014

Today started out just like any other day on Etgar 36: up at 8:30, fight for a shower, take some coffee trips, and head out to crowd the public transit with 34 teenagers. But today wasn’t just any other day, because for a lot of us, it was our last full day before we go Continue Reading »

Day 19-San Francisco-by Raina Gars

Posted on July 18, 2014

Today, we woke up to the cool San Francisco air. The first thing we did was meet with a 64 year old man named Leon Veal. He talked to us about his struggle with illiteracy in his life. My first reaction was one of shock, because as a privileged American student, it is hard to Continue Reading »

Day 18-Santa Barbara to San Francisco-by Noah Najjar

Posted on July 17, 2014

Today, we traveled to San Francisco from Los Angeles. Even though it was my second time in L.A., I still had a great time, but I was excited to move up the coast. After a couple hours of driving, we stopped in Santa Barbara, which looked like some of the small villages I’ve been to Continue Reading »

Day 19 – San Francisco – By Morgan Berman

Posted on July 13, 2013

Mark Twain once wrote that the coldest winter he had ever seen was a summer in San Francisco. Everyone became extremely aware of this when we hit the streets of San Fran for one of our chillier and less educationally intense days. Our first stop was the historic Haight and Ashbury street where Billy debriefed Continue Reading »

Day 18 – San Francisco & Berkely – By Hannah Handloff

Posted on July 12, 2013

It doesn’t take much to make a difference and there is no better place than San Francisco, the center  of liberal thinking, to discuss this concept. Our first meeting today was with a guy named Leon Veal. Leon was a very interesting person because he was illiterate until age 44 when he decided to join Continue Reading »