Etgar 36

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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 »

Day 28-New York City to Boston-by Jordan Strudler

Posted on July 27, 2014

We woke up this morning in the city that never sleeps and said goodbye to some of the great friends we met along the way. Raina Gars left the previous night, and in the morning, Adam Lightman and Alexa Rakusin left as well. After getting bagels and coffee from the corner café across the street, Continue Reading »

Day 27-New York City-by Sally Parker

Posted on July 26, 2014

In Harlem, we continued our discussion of the American dream which we began yesterday. Instead of looking at the dreams and actions of our ancestors, we looked at what Langston Hughes had termed as the “dream deferred” in the Black community. Unlike the ancestors of most of the people on the trip, Blacks were brought Continue Reading »

Day 26-New York City-by Jacob Seed

Posted on July 25, 2014

Today was an eye-opening one, as we visited some of the beautiful scenery that New York City has to offer. To begin the day, we took the subway to Battery Park to discuss the interesting concept of the American Dream. Most Americans would agree that it consists of upward social mobility along with an opportunity Continue Reading »

Day 25-New York City-Alexa Rakusin

Posted on July 24, 2014

Our day commenced bright and early as we embarked on the next leg of our journey: New York City. After nearly seven hours on the bus, our highly anticipated arrival was bittersweet for me, as it was my last bus experience on Etgar 36. After a brief stop at the hotel, we departed for the Continue Reading »

Day 24-Kent State and Cleveland-by Becca Greenberg

Posted on July 23, 2014

Our first full day back in the Eastern Time zone began with about a two-hour drive from Toledo to Kent, Ohio. The ride on our newest temporary bus was almost silent, as some of us watched the Northern Ohio landscape fly by, while others slept. After arriving at Kent State University, we had a brief Continue Reading »