Etgar 36

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Day 33: Washington DC

Posted on July 29, 2016

By Nathan Davis: We started our day in Washington, D.C. by discussing the pros and cons of legalization of marijuana in preparation for our talk with N.O.R.M.L, a foundation advocating for legalization of marijuana. We spoke about the pros and cons of full legalization as well as mandatory minimums. This was one of the issues Continue Reading »

Day 32: Philadelphia

Posted on July 28, 2016

By Rachel Arayni: We began our day by visiting the constitution museum where we watched the formation of our government via a live multimedia presentation of the events leading to the birth of the constitution. Afterwards, we were free to peruse the exhibits. The museum chronicles American history through the progression of the constitution, as well Continue Reading »

Day 31: Boston & Philadelphia

Posted on July 27, 2016

By Jake Intrater: The excitement of heading towards Philadelphia led us through the long and somewhat tedious drive from Boston to the City of Brotherly Love. We stopped in New Haven again for lunch and once again had some time to walk around the beautiful Yale campus situated in what felt like a small New England Continue Reading »

Day 30: Boston

Posted on July 26, 2016

By Sydney Kass:   On day 30, Etgar 36 had the pleasure of exploring the city of Boston, which was by no means boring. First, we traveled to Walden Pond where writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau lived for two years in seek of a quiet place to write. Thoreau was an extremely wise philosopher Continue Reading »

Day 29: Boston

Posted on July 25, 2016

      However, in the morning we checked out an area on the upper west side where the Audubon Society and Gitler Gallery paired up to put up murals all along shop grates and the sides of buildings portraying the over 300 endangered bird species that came out on the 2014 Audubon Society Report.   Continue Reading »

Day 28: New York City

Posted on July 24, 2016

By Nathan Davis: Today, we continued our discussion on the American Dream as we traveled through many different parts of New York City. We started off in the streets of Harlem and discussed the history of bebop jazz as well as Langston Hughes, a famous Harlem Renaissance writer. As I walked through Harlem, I was Continue Reading »

Day 27: New York City

Posted on July 23, 2016

By Ellie Rappoport:   The beginning of our day started off with us hopping on and off of three trains to get to Battery Park, Ellis Island and the Statute of Liberty. We talked about where are ancestors came from, why they came to America, and the American Dream and whether or not it still has Continue Reading »

Day 26: New York City

Posted on July 22, 2016

By Dylan Swickle: Today’s day started at an early 7:30am. We headed down to breakfast where we had to order the food and then eat it which took forever. We were supposed to leave at 7:30 but ended up leaving at 8:10. Although it was a long wait, for me, it was worth it, partially Continue Reading »

Day 25: Cleveland

Posted on July 21, 2016

By Rachel Aranyi:    As we traveled across the sleepy Ohio landscape, no one imagined the history we were about to encounter. We made our way through the tree lined streets till we were greeted by Alan Canfora, a self proclaimed “long haired, radical, anti war activist”, who was shot by the national guard on May Continue Reading »

Day 24: Chicago

Posted on July 20, 2016

By Freddie Wilson:   Today we met with the John Howard association. They are an organization that advocates for prison reform. They are a small group, only six employees. They continued a conversation we have had with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery and Homeboy Industries when we were in Los Angeles. They monitor the prisons Continue Reading »