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Summer 2013

Day 24 – New York – By Zach Intrater

Posted on July 19, 2013

Today we explored downtown New York City. After an optional bagel breakfast, we took the subway down to the south pier. We saw Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty from a distance (due to damages from Sandy we could not go to the actual island), and we had a discussion about the American Dream–what Continue Reading »

Day 23 – New York – By Lauren Fanger

Posted on July 18, 2013

Finally! Today was the day we’d arrive in the king of all cities, New York City. We woke up especially early (6:30) so we wouldn’t catch the insane New York traffic, and we arrived in the Big Apple around 1:30. After dropping our things at the hotel, we headed to the New York Historical Society Continue Reading »

Day 22 – Kent State & Cleveland – By Ben Forman

Posted on July 17, 2013

Our day started with a bright and early 7:00 wakeup followed by an approximately 2 hour drive to Kent, Ohio to speak with Alan Canfora on the Kent State campus about the events that transpired there on May 4th, 1970. Alan was a student and activist at Kent State in 1970 and was a survivor Continue Reading »

Day 22 – Chicago – By Brandon Kaplan

Posted on July 16, 2013

We started off the day with a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then we all jumped onto the bus and headed to our first speaker of the day. Our meeting was at Northwestern University with former Dean John Levine. He spoke to us about the future of technology, and how it would affect our Continue Reading »

Day 21- Chicago – By Jenna Pasternak

Posted on July 15, 2013

No one was surprised when we rolled up to a Holiday Inn last night. We have stayed in so many that they now seem like home to me. After breakfast, we had a meeting at Northwestern Law with the John Howard Association.The content of the meeting only had a little to do with why we Continue Reading »

Day 20 – Airborn

Posted on July 14, 2013

Hi everyone, The group will be spending Sunday heading east from San Francisco to Chicago. Nothing to report to today, but we’ll be looking forward to catching up tomorrow with details about the trip back east and the departure of the 22 day-ers. Thanks!

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 »

Day 17 – Santa Bararba to San Francisco – Ty Cantor

Posted on July 11, 2013

Today we drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco. During our drive we stopped in Santa Barbara for lunch. After that we had a long drive until we made it to the heart of Northern California. Finally, we arrived in San Francisco! This would be the last hotel for some of us on this trip. Continue Reading »

Day 16 – Los Angeles – By Rachel Goodman

Posted on July 10, 2013

After relatively early wake up,  we headed South Central Los Angeles to learn about  the area and it’s reputation. Once we arrived, we gathered on a street corner and quietly observed the neighborhood. As a group, we were asked what we thought South Central was all about, and began to discuss its culture and history. Continue Reading »