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Journal

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 »

Day 8 – Dodge City

Posted on July 5, 2021

By Rachel Mattison To celebrate the 4th of July and our trip’s one week anniversary we got to “sleep in” all the way until 8:15, a luxury gifted to us by Billy. Then, we had a framing discussion for our gun rights conversation later this week. We started by discussing many of the facts, statistics Continue Reading »

Day 7 – Tulsa and OKC

Posted on July 4, 2021

By Elana Chernoff This year was the first time Etgar has been to Tulsa, Oklahoma and it was well worth it!    In Oklahoma, there are many reservations because as time went on the people kept moving the Native Americans more east. It is where the farmland is not great so they were pushed here. Continue Reading »

Day 6 – Dallas

Posted on July 3, 2021

By Micah Fisher Today the Etgar trip drove from Little Rock, Arkansas to Dallas, Texas, where we were able to learn about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the rich history of the LGBTQIA+ and Jewish communities in Dallas. We woke up early in Little Rock to get on the bus for the long Continue Reading »