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Day 5 – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on July 5, 2019

By Stephanie Glaser Happy 243rd birthday America! We started off the day by traveling to a very patriotic man’s mansion- Mr. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. When we rolled into Graceland, we saw some amazing sights. The first thing I noticed Elvis’s many planes he owned, that even had his brand on Continue Reading »

Day 4 – Memphis

Posted on July 4, 2019

By Matthew Levine   Our day started off with a four hour ride to Memphis. To break up the long ride, we stopped off at Elvis Presley’s birth place in Tupelo, Mississippi for lunch. After many of us purchased stuff at the gift shop, we ate Subway outside enjoying the wonderful humidity of the South!  Continue Reading »

Day 3 – Montgomery

Posted on July 3, 2019

By Rachel Rubins “Righteousness, justice, and truth!” As we stood around and witnessed the reflecting Southern Poverty Law Center memorial in Montgomery, AL, we could not help but reflect on our own lives and how we can do better. This memorial set the tone for our second day in Montgomery, to remind us of all Continue Reading »

Day 2 – Atlanta and Montgomery

Posted on July 2, 2019

By Noah Lenkin We started our day off at the Center for  Civil and Human Rights, where we participated in a workshop on how to build a campaign around an issue you are passionate. Jill Savitt, the CEO of the Center, talked about the steps to a successful campaign, such as forming objectives, and having Continue Reading »

The Journey Begins Soon

Posted on June 13, 2019

The 2019 Etgar 36 Summer Journey begins on Sunday June 30th. Please check back daily starting July 1 to follow as we journey across America discussing and debating history, politics and activism. Our itinerary is below: June 30 – Atlanta  July 1 – Montgomery July 2 – Birmingham July 3 – Memphis July 4 – Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Eight – Washington DC and the return home!

Posted on July 31, 2018

by Daniella Cooper: As our trip comes to a close, we met with Carly at AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the Israeli-American lobbyist group. They informed us of the current problems between the US, Israel, and other countries, and how we can get involved. As a current vice-president of the Jewish Student Union and Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Seven – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2018

by Bradley Pasekoff: Today, we prepared for our journey to end with our final full day in Washington, D.C. We visited multiple museums and had some time to unwind in the city.  To start off our day, we visited the Newseum. We spoke about the importance of a free and vibrant press to the success of Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Six – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2018

by Liora Newman: We started our day by visiting the National Coalition for the Homeless, an organization working to alleviate homelessness in America. We heard two very powerful stories from people who have struggled with homelessness, Penny and Rod. Both stories were anything but simple. Penny was homeless for ten years, and has dealt with Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Five – Washington DC

Posted on July 28, 2018

by Jared Haime: At 8:30 on Friday, we headed over to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank that does research on policies, and we discussed income inequality there. Although I didn’t agree with what was said, I learned more about the views of others, who I normally would have Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Four – Washington DC

Posted on July 27, 2018

by Molly Rusoff: At NORML (National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws), we met with Keith Stroup. NORML lobbies for responsible marijuana smokers. They believe that smoking marijuana should not be a crime. I feel that marijuana should be legalized because other drugs, such as alcohol, are legal at an age limit. However, if marijuana is Continue Reading »