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Day Six – Dallas

Posted on June 30, 2018

We started our day, bright and early with a wake up call at 6:45.  We had to be down for breakfast by 7:15, and we loaded the bus to get on the road to Dallas, Texas.  This was the longest drive we’ve done yet, though we all found ways to pass the time.  Billy showed us a movie Continue Reading »

Day Five – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on June 29, 2018

by Isabela Weiss: We began today in Graceland (Elvis’s mansion) which was more extravagant than any home you have seen. The rooms were lined in chandeliers and other embroideries, including a living room designed to look like a jungle. Next, we traveled to Beale Street for lunch where myself and a few others went to Continue Reading »

Day Four – Memphis

Posted on June 28, 2018

by Nolan Goldklang: We started our day off on a sweltering summer morning. From there we drove all the way from Birmingham, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee, with a little stop at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo along the way. Once we arrived in Memphis, we met with Scott Shepard, a former KKK leader, and heard Continue Reading »

Day Three – Montgomery and Birmingham

Posted on June 27, 2018

by Lila Arnold: We started the day on June 26th by riding to a museum on Rosa Parks. I found it really interesting that I had always been taught that Rosa was an old woman, when in reality, she was only 42. It makes me wonder why she’s been portrayed as an old woman to Continue Reading »

Day Two – Atlanta and Montgomery

Posted on June 26, 2018

By Jared Haime: We started our second day by waking up in Atlanta. We visited the AIDS Quilt, where we learned about the fight for justice, awareness, and acceptance which were the founding principles of the theme of the day: civil rights. For AIDS to be fully understood, communities of people from all walks of Continue Reading »

2017 Day One – The Journey Begins!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Etgar 36 Summer 2018 is off to a great start!  By late afternoon, everyone had made it into Atlanta.  We began our programming by discussing the 1915 lynching of a local Atlanta Jew at the site where he was falsely accused of a murder.  The teens contemplated how the threat of violence influenced the decision Continue Reading »

Summer 2018

Posted on June 14, 2018

We’re all excited to get out on the road the summer!  Look here for daily journal entries written by participants. ETGAR 36 SUMMER 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE June 24 Atlanta June 25 Montgomery June 26 Birmingham June 27 Memphis June 28 Memphis & Little Rock June 29 Dallas June 30 Oklahoma City July 1 Dodge City July 2 & 3 Denver July 4 Boulder July 5 Salt Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty Five- Washington DC

Posted on July 31, 2017

by Benjamin Berner Washington, D.C. takes on the ever-important task of being the epicenter of political discourse in the United States. Everybody living in the capital has an opinion on every conflict, and this dichotomy spreads throughout the city and the nation through a medium of political bipartisanship. It seems as though the nation has Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty Four – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2017

by Will Hess We began the day meeting with the National Coalition for the Homeless. There we talked to Chuma, Patty, and Steve. They told their stories about living in poverty, sometimes without a home. At multiple points, they reminded us that homelessness could happen to anyone when only one or two things don’t go Continue Reading »

2017 Day Thirty Three- Washington DC

Posted on July 29, 2017

by Brenden Slomka This morning we began our day in typical fashion, eating breakfast and grabbing coffee before we headed to the Heritage Foundation to discuss the issue of income inequality. The Heritage Foundation was the opposite of United for a Fair Economy with whom we’d met two days prior in Boston. I found out Continue Reading »