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Day 5 – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on July 2, 2021

By Matan Berg Our trip’s first Thursday began in downtown Memphis, after a stay in the Hilton Inn (which was far and away our best hotel yet!). We got a riveting tour of the legendary Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock and Roll. Our tour guide, Zack, showed us the incredible history firsthand, in the Continue Reading »

Day 4 – Montgomery and Memphis

Posted on July 1, 2021

By Amira Faden After a brief breakfast at the hotel, we started our day at the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum in Montgomery. This museum explores the continuation of slavery through mass incarceration, and is located in a building that was previously a slave holding pen. Towards the beginning of the museum, we had the Continue Reading »

Day 3 – Selma and Montgomery

Posted on June 30, 2021

By Sara Frankel      Today, we started out our morning by driving from Birmingham, Alabama to Selma, Alabama. We got to speak with JoAnne Bland, a civil rights activist, who shared with us her experience crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the three Selma-Montgomery Marches (which occurred from Mar 7, 1965 – Mar 21, Continue Reading »

Day 2 – Atlanta and Birmingham

Posted on June 29, 2021

by Sam Goldstone      We started our day meeting with Kia Sims, the Organizing Manager at Fair Fight Action. Fair Fight Action was founded by former Georgia State House of Representatives Minority Leader Stacey Abrams in 2018, after her loss in a Gubernatorial election riddled with credible accusations of voter suppression. Since its founding, Continue Reading »

Day 1 – Atlanta

Posted on June 28, 2021

ON THE ROAD AGAIN! The 2021 Etgar 36 Summer journey has begun.  41 teens made their way to Atlanta to begin the program.  We began by talking about what the program is all about. There is tremendous excitement to journey across this country and grapple with the issues and debates and topics that are in the news and Continue Reading »

The Journey Begins

Posted on June 27, 2021

We’re all excited to get out on the road the summer! Look here for daily journal entries written by our participants.                         ETGAR 36 SUMMER 2022 TOUR SCHEDULE June 27 Atlanta June 28 Atlanta & Birmingham June 29 Selma & Montgomery June 30 Montgomery & Memphis July Continue Reading »

Day 36 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 5, 2019

by Micah Pierandri Today is sadly the last day of our journey. We started our day by going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture where we learned a lot about the history of Africa before the slave trade, slavery, and African American history in the United States. It was really powerful Continue Reading »

Day 35 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 4, 2019

by Robert Horn   We began our third full day in Washington, D.C. by going to the National Coalition for the Homeless.  We heard two unique stories from a gentleman in his twenties, and a woman in her fifties, both of whom have experienced homelessness.  It was inspirational to see how nicely both individuals have Continue Reading »

Day 34 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 3, 2019

by Jesse Eick Today, our second full day in D.C., began with a meeting with The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that advocates for “free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.” This meeting provides the oppositional perspective to our meeting with United for a Fair Economy in Continue Reading »

Day 33 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2019

by Hayden Goldberg Today marked the beginning of our final stop: the first full day in Washington DC. The day’s content did not reflect that though, as we had a packed day of dense meetings at AIPAC, Greenpeace, and J-Street. In addition, we were joined by a New York Times reporter who is covering us as part Continue Reading »