Etgar 36

Journal

Day Twenty Seven – New York City

Posted on July 22, 2018

by William Mesnick The second day in New York City began with wake up at 6:45 AM. After meeting downstairs at 7:45, we got another opportunity to sample the New York City public transportation by taking the crosstown bus to the Upper East Side for breakfast. We were invited to the home of Teri Volpert, which was quite Continue Reading »

Day Twenty Six – New York City

Posted on July 22, 2018

by Liberty Lapayowker We started off our day with a 6:30am wake up call, in order to get us rolling out of bed and into the Big Apple. On our way, we experienced wawa’s, I wasn’t a big fan, but everyone else really enjoyed it. Once we got to the city, we met with a man named Evan Continue Reading »

Day Twenty Five – Cleveland

Posted on July 19, 2018

by Sam Johnson The day began like any other: breakfast in a hotel followed by a bus ride, ranging from normal to long.  Our first stop was Kent State University, where we met with Alan Canafora, a survivor from the shooting.  We learned about the events leading up to the shooting, and what happened specifically Continue Reading »

Day Twenty Four – Chicago

Posted on July 18, 2018

by Asher Pins: The morning began with a 7 a.m. wake up call caused by burnt toast. Such that, the patrons of our lovely Baymont Hotel traipsed down to the lobby due to the presence of a blaring fire alarm. After our departure, we made our way back to the city and met with Amber Continue Reading »

Day Twenty Three – Chicago

Posted on July 17, 2018

by Rachel Spetter: We started off the morning with breakfast in the hotel. Many of us were exhausted due to the almost 16 hours of traveling from the day before. Later, we set off into the city of Chicago to talk to the National Immigrant Justice Center. Many of us tried to sleep on the Continue Reading »

Day Twenty One – San Francisco

Posted on July 16, 2018

by Fraine Joroff Going into our final day in San Francisco before we fly out to Chicago, we had done so many things  in the Golden Gate City. From meeting with Leon Veal, to visiting the campus of UC Berkeley, to going to the City Lights Bookstore, we had all enjoyed ourselves on our visit. Continue Reading »

Day Twenty – San Francisco

Posted on July 14, 2018

by Hannah Laing We started off our day by visiting the Seattle Public Library. There, we met with a man named Leon Veal, who learned to read and write at age 44. When he was a child, he was socially promoted in school because the teachers didn’t want to spend the time working with what Continue Reading »

Day Nineteen – California Cost

Posted on July 13, 2018

by Bradley Pasekoff Today we continued on our journey by traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Before doing so, we stopped in Santa Barbara and reflected on our time in L.A. On Tuesday, we visited the Homeboy Industries offices in downtown L.A. and learned about their program and its goals. It was inspiring to Continue Reading »

Day Eighteen – L.A.

Posted on July 12, 2018

by Liora Newman We started our day visiting South Central, a community notorious for police brutality and negative relations between residents and the police. We talked about the Watts and Rodney King riots that occurred there, both of which were cases of police brutality against black residents. We learned about the Los Angeles Police Department’s Continue Reading »

Day Seventeen – L.A.

Posted on July 11, 2018

by Daniella Cooper Yesterday, like most days thus far, we started our day with a 4 hour bus ride. Mid-ride, we took a stop at Peggy Sue’s diner to have a delicious brunch complemented by the cute atmosphere of an almost stereotypical 50’s diner. After arriving in L.A., we stopped at Homeboy Industries to learn Continue Reading »