Etgar 36

Summer 2014

Day 8- Oklahoma City, Dodge City

Posted on July 6, 2015

– Julia Horowitz Today we embarked on our journey to Dodge City, Kansas, otherwise known as the “Manhattan of the Midwest” according to Billy. To kick off the day prior to our departure from Oklahoma City, we discussed a hot topic: climate change. We talked about the causes of climate change, and whether or not Continue Reading »

Day 6- Little Rock, Dallas

Posted on July 4, 2015

– Michale Schueler Today was the first day off of the civil rights and rock ‘n’ roll track we’ve been on this week, and we couldn’t have been more excited. Last night, we had a framing discussion on abortion, as we met with Pro-life Dallas today. But first, we had to make the long drive Continue Reading »

Day 36-Washington D.C. to Gastonia, North Carolina-by Jordan Kaplan

Posted on August 4, 2014

The last day of our journey was a memorable one.                 We began by meeting with AIPAC, at their building in downtown Washington D.C.  AIPAC, which stands for American Israel Public Affairs Committee, advocates for a strong relationship between the United States and Israel. Their main focus is Continue Reading »

Day 35-Washington D.C.-by Jonah Gordon

Posted on August 3, 2014

To begin our second day of sightseeing in D.C., we started at the national mall. When we were given options of visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum along with the American Art Museum, I took advantage of exploring both. Even though I am a D.C.-area native, I had not been to either of Continue Reading »

Day 34-Washington D.C.-by Brendon Samide

Posted on August 2, 2014

We began our day at 8:30 when we were woken up by a knock at our door. We got ready for the great day ahead of us and went downstairs for the hotel’s breakfast. By 9:30, the bus was rolling. Throughout the journey, we have all collected unopened toiletries from our hotel bathrooms to donate to the homeless. Continue Reading »

Day 33-Washington D.C.-by Jordan Sitomer

Posted on August 1, 2014

It is quite a feeling to wake up with a full day ahead of you in Washington D.C. Excited to hear the antipode of the liberal argument on income inequality, which we had heard at United for a Fair Economy in Boston, we made a bee-line off the bus and went straight for the big Continue Reading »

Day 32-Washington D.C.-by Ethan Stein

Posted on July 31, 2014

Washington D.C. is where this trip comes together. After traveling for 31 days learning about politics, activism, and history, there is no better place for our last new city than D.C. It is where issues we have talked about and debated are used to create laws for our beautiful country. That is why today was the best Continue Reading »

Day 31-Philadelphia and Washington D.C.-by Toby Spokes

Posted on July 30, 2014

Today was a normal Etgar day in Philadelphia, where wake-up was at 8:00AM to kick-start the day. We got on the bus and headed right into the heart of Philly. The first thing we did was go to the National Constitution Center, which celebrated both the document and the fact that it was composed down the street Continue Reading »

Day 30-Philadelphia-by Shira Panitch

Posted on July 29, 2014

Today, we traveled to Philadelphia from Boston. Even though we had an early start, it was great to have a day to relax on the bus and make it through 5 states! After a couple hours of driving, we stopped for an early lunch in New Haven, Connecticut. It was nice to explore the area Continue Reading »

Day 29-Boston-by David Lalo

Posted on July 28, 2014

At 10:45 this morning, we arrived at Walden Pond, home to the revolutionary thoughts of Henry David Thoreau. There, by exploring specific quotes he authored and explaining their significance, we saw how the thoughts of this one individual inspired people and changed the world. We shed light on those he inspired, like Gandhi, and, in turn, Continue Reading »