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Summer 2019

Day 12 – Salt Lake City

Posted on July 12, 2019

by Max Orston Day 12 started off with the shuffling of feet off the bus as our 7 hour overnight ride was coming to an end; we had reached Salt Lake City! While we were all excited, some of us, actually all of us were pretty tired. We headed to the local JCC, and let Continue Reading »

Day 11 – Denver and Boulder

Posted on July 11, 2019

by Drew Kolber   What drew me to write about today was that we were going to take a yoga class at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. My parents have been interested in visiting the Buddhist college for years, and I was so excited to experience it. This morning we packed up all our things Continue Reading »

Day 10 – Denver

Posted on July 10, 2019

By Hayden Goldberg   Today was a hard day, perhaps the hardest of the summer and that is precisely why I asked to write today’s journal. We started the morning by meeting with Tom Sullivan, whose son Alex was killed in the 2013 Aurora, Colorado Movie Theatre shooting along with 11 other people. Sullivan, who Continue Reading »

Day 9 – Denver

Posted on July 9, 2019

By Ryder Moses Today, we hopped on the bus nice and early to begin our long ride to Denver. The ride was pretty smooth overall with a couple stops mixed in. Once we made it to Denver, we went to a park to meet advocates for people with disabilities. They represented the organizations Adapt and Continue Reading »

Day 8 – Dodge City

Posted on July 8, 2019

By Talya Cohen   We had a later start to the day today, and Billy gave us time after breakfast to pack our suitcases, which was a pleasant treat. Before departing on the bus from the hotel, we engaged in a civil, informational discussion about the environment and climate change to prepare for our speakers Continue Reading »

Day 7 – Oklahoma City

Posted on July 7, 2019

by Jonah Schulman    We started off today in Dallas listening to a speaker and author named William Federer about bringing Christianity into the U.S. and U.S. government. This was the opposite view point of the discussion we had in Little Rock about the need to keep church and state separate. He began with an Continue Reading »

Day 6 – Dallas

Posted on July 6, 2019

By Kady Henry   For July 5th, we went from Little Rock, Arkansas to Dallas, Texas. The day started off with a five hour drive. As a native Texan, I cultured fellow travelers on the fine cuisine of Wattaburger, where 8 of us ended up having lunch. Once we arrived in Dallas we met with Continue Reading »

Day 5 – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on July 5, 2019

By Stephanie Glaser Happy 243rd birthday America! We started off the day by traveling to a very patriotic man’s mansion- Mr. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. When we rolled into Graceland, we saw some amazing sights. The first thing I noticed Elvis’s many planes he owned, that even had his brand on Continue Reading »

Day 4 – Memphis

Posted on July 4, 2019

By Matthew Levine   Our day started off with a four hour ride to Memphis. To break up the long ride, we stopped off at Elvis Presley’s birth place in Tupelo, Mississippi for lunch. After many of us purchased stuff at the gift shop, we ate Subway outside enjoying the wonderful humidity of the South!  Continue Reading »

Day 3 – Montgomery

Posted on July 3, 2019

By Rachel Rubins “Righteousness, justice, and truth!” As we stood around and witnessed the reflecting Southern Poverty Law Center memorial in Montgomery, AL, we could not help but reflect on our own lives and how we can do better. This memorial set the tone for our second day in Montgomery, to remind us of all Continue Reading »