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Day 36 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 5, 2019

by Micah Pierandri Today is sadly the last day of our journey. We started our day by going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture where we learned a lot about the history of Africa before the slave trade, slavery, and African American history in the United States. It was really powerful Continue Reading »

Day 35 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 4, 2019

by Robert Horn   We began our third full day in Washington, D.C. by going to the National Coalition for the Homeless.  We heard two unique stories from a gentleman in his twenties, and a woman in her fifties, both of whom have experienced homelessness.  It was inspirational to see how nicely both individuals have Continue Reading »

Day 34 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 3, 2019

by Jesse Eick Today, our second full day in D.C., began with a meeting with The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that advocates for “free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.” This meeting provides the oppositional perspective to our meeting with United for a Fair Economy in Continue Reading »

Day 33 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2019

by Hayden Goldberg Today marked the beginning of our final stop: the first full day in Washington DC. The day’s content did not reflect that though, as we had a packed day of dense meetings at AIPAC, Greenpeace, and J-Street. In addition, we were joined by a New York Times reporter who is covering us as part Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Philadelphia/Washington, DC

Posted on August 1, 2019

by Ryder Moses-Rosenthal Early this morning, we packed into the bus and headed for Philadelphia once more. We visited The Constitution Museum, and were given a great introduction to the museum by a speaker. The speech was mainly focused on the founding of our country, and I found it very powerful. Billy mentioned to us Continue Reading »

Day 31 – Philadelphia

Posted on July 31, 2019

by Isabel Intrater In the morning, we had our framing discussion on Israel, as we are meeting with J Street and AIPAC in a couple of days. We talked about the key dates and terms in Israel’s history, and it was interesting to hear varying view points, even just in regards to basic definitions. For Continue Reading »

Day 30 – Boston

Posted on July 30, 2019

by Noah Lenkin   Today we started off by going to Walden Pond, where Henry David Theorau spent two years, two months, and two days in complete solitude. We talked about some of the quotes that came from him, and what they meant to each of us personally. One quote that meant a lot to Continue Reading »

Day 29 – New York City/Boston

Posted on July 29, 2019

by Max Orston On Sunday morning we left our hotel, the Cambria, at 9:00am. The Cambria had been our home for the past three nights, and I personally loved the rooms and services they offered. Earl arrived with the bus, and we cleared out our rooms and loaded up. However, we didn’t start our day Continue Reading »

Day 28 – New York City

Posted on July 28, 2019

by Jamie Schneider Today started off with a walk to the subway and a ride to South Ferry in Battery Park. There, we viewed the Statue of Liberty from across the Hudson River and discussed the American Dream and if whether or not we  our ancestors wildest dreams come true. Next, we headed to Wall Street and were Continue Reading »

Day 27 – New York City

Posted on July 27, 2019

by Isabel Intrater Our first stop of the day was at the JCC on the Upper West Side to meet with Ruth Messinger. She is truly a rockstar activist, and was able to share so much insight, as she worked in so many branches of politics and therefore has so much experience. I really liked Continue Reading »