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Day 30 – Washington D.C. – By Julia Stern

Posted on July 25, 2013

For our first full day in Washington DC, we started with a meeting with Greenpeace an organization that works to protect the environment. We talked with Bill Richardson about peaceful protest and how the organization started years ago. With creative confrontation, Greenpeace has been able to make many companies turn to better developmental strategies and Continue Reading »

Day 29 – Philadalphia & Washington D.C. – By Amanda Rosner

Posted on July 24, 2013

This morning we started our day in Philadelphia with a trip to the National Constitution Center. I absolutely love learning about US history and US government, and as a constitution obsessed citizen, this trip felt like a pilgrimage to me. The museum went in depth about all 7 articles of the constitution, and about the Continue Reading »

Day 28 – Providence & Philadelphia – By Abby Blum

Posted on July 23, 2013

Today was a day of rest as we made our way from Boston to Philadelphia. With all of the nonstop touring we’ve been doing over the weeks, taking a day to relax on the bus was much needed. Of course we did make some awesome stops, starting with Providence, RI. I loved taking free time Continue Reading »

Day 27 – Boston – By Josh Bernstein

Posted on July 22, 2013

Coming into Boston from New York, I was expecting to receive the same hot and humid weather we had experienced in NYC. But when we started our journey in Boston on Monday morning, I was pleasantly surprised by the cool breeze and a break from the humidity. We began our time in Boston by going Continue Reading »

Day 26 – New York City – By Scott Horowitz

Posted on July 21, 2013

In conclusion of our stay in New York City, we spoke with Scott Fried who educated us about the dangers of HIV and other STIs. As a man living with HIV, he also had many life lessons to share with the group. It was a powerful morning in which we learned about taking care of Continue Reading »

Day 25 – New York City – By Allana Peerce

Posted on July 20, 2013

Today started off a bit cooler then Friday, though it was still hot, we were able to cope. The first thing we did was meet up with Derrick in Harlem to get a tour. Although Derrick is from Brooklyn, he still knew everything about Harlem! While in Harlem we went to a local shopping market Continue Reading »

Day 24 – New York – By Zach Intrater

Posted on July 19, 2013

Today we explored downtown New York City. After an optional bagel breakfast, we took the subway down to the south pier. We saw Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty from a distance (due to damages from Sandy we could not go to the actual island), and we had a discussion about the American Dream–what Continue Reading »

Day 23 – New York – By Lauren Fanger

Posted on July 18, 2013

Finally! Today was the day we’d arrive in the king of all cities, New York City. We woke up especially early (6:30) so we wouldn’t catch the insane New York traffic, and we arrived in the Big Apple around 1:30. After dropping our things at the hotel, we headed to the New York Historical Society Continue Reading »

Day 22 – Kent State & Cleveland – By Ben Forman

Posted on July 17, 2013

Our day started with a bright and early 7:00 wakeup followed by an approximately 2 hour drive to Kent, Ohio to speak with Alan Canfora on the Kent State campus about the events that transpired there on May 4th, 1970. Alan was a student and activist at Kent State in 1970 and was a survivor Continue Reading »

Day 22 – Chicago – By Brandon Kaplan

Posted on July 16, 2013

We started off the day with a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then we all jumped onto the bus and headed to our first speaker of the day. Our meeting was at Northwestern University with former Dean John Levine. He spoke to us about the future of technology, and how it would affect our Continue Reading »