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Day 18 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 15, 2021

by Kaela Paulin      This morning we spent a lot of time driving through different parts of LA. We drove through South Central before heading to meet with our speakers, and watched the neighborhood move passed us. The barred windows and gated houses where unfamiliar to me and interesting to compare to Hollywood Boulevard. Continue Reading »

Day 17 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 14, 2021

by Sara Matter     Today was the first early wake up in a while, but we got on the bus ready to take on some double digit temperatures. We drove through the deserts of Nevada for about three hours, and then we stopped for lunch. To our surprise,  there was a plethora of options Continue Reading »

Day 16 – Las Vegas

Posted on July 13, 2021

by Eva Beresin      Today, I woke up early at the hotel and had breakfast before our first speaker. Being in Vegas has been exciting; it feels like the city is always awake!       After breakfast, we went to talk to the hospitality labor union which was really interesting. I had no Continue Reading »

Day 15 – Las Vegas

Posted on July 12, 2021

by Joe Tourk      Our day started with a two hour drive to Las Vegas. Once we arrived in Vegas we got to our hotel: The Orleans. We then had free time to explore the hotel! During the two hour free time given to us, I got some food at Sbarro, walked through the Continue Reading »

Day 14 – The Grand Canyon

Posted on July 11, 2021

by Sophie Rice       Today was truly life changing! The Grand Canyon was so breathtaking! We walked for a bit on the North Rim and saw how vast the canyon really is. After some time, we found our own space and Billy led us through basic  meditation. Meditating at the Grand Canyon was Continue Reading »

Day 13 – Zion National Park

Posted on July 10, 2021

by Max Klayman At the start of our journey, Billy told us that not everything would go according to plan, and today completely exemplified that. When we arrived at Zion National Park, after a long 5 hour drive, we dismounted into the oppressive heat. However, as we boarded the shuttles to take us into Zion Continue Reading »

Day 12 – Salt Lake City

Posted on July 9, 2021

By Jake Solomon       Once we got out of the hotel and had breakfast, we went on a beautiful drive heading to Salt Lake City. Once we arrived in Salt Lake City, we headed to Whole Foods for a great lunch! Then, we went to a presentation by a guns rights activist named Clark Continue Reading »

Day 11 – Denver and Boulder

Posted on July 8, 2021

By Leah Moradi      Today, we began the day continuing our adventures in Denver. We loaded the bus and took a short drive to the Food Bank of the Rockies to learn about food insecurity and the process of distributing food to communities in Colorado. We met with the food bank’s Corporate Relations Manager, Continue Reading »

Day 10 – Denver and Colorado Springs

Posted on July 7, 2021

By Jacob Daniel Today, we started off the day by speaking with Tom Mauser about gun violence prevention. Mr. Mauser lost his son, Daniel, in the shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. We met at a park behind the school and it was practically impossible to imagine that at that very same Continue Reading »

Day 9 – Denver

Posted on July 6, 2021

By Guy Brill  Today we finally got the heck out of Dodge! We didn’t get to sleep in because we had to start the long drive to our next destination, Denver, Colorado. On the bus, we got some more glimpses into the beautiful countryside of Oklahoma. The terrain is filled with rolling hills, fields, railroads, Continue Reading »