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Day Eleven – Boulder

Posted on July 5, 2018

by Madison Vaughn: This morning we got the gift of sleeping in until 8:00! We were informed we had to pack pj’s, our toiletries, and an outfit for the next day due to our over night ride to Salt Lake City. We then ate breakfast and got on the bus to head to the Columbine memorial. Continue Reading »

Day Ten – Denver and Colorado Springs

Posted on July 4, 2018

by Adam Cohen: The day’s journey officially began at 9:30am, when the campers filed into our respective unassigned assigned seats to travel 45 minutes to meet with Jim Pfaff. Jim Pfaff is equipped with an expansive wealth of knowledge that he was prepared to inform us about his opposition to both same sex marriage and the science Continue Reading »

Day Nine – Denver

Posted on July 3, 2018

by Danie Ludmir: Today we got out of Dodge to go to Denver. We had subway for lunch and then got back on the bus to go meet with the director of marketing and community relations at the Food Bank of the Rockies, Janie Gianotsos. At the food kitchen we learned a lot about the Continue Reading »

Day Eight – Dodge City and the prairie

Posted on July 2, 2018

by Hunter Hurowitz We began the day with a discussion about the environment. We talked about waste, coal, cars, and their effect on our environment. The environment is our home, so we should take care of it because our resources are limited. Then, we started driving in the country, and the bus “broke down” in Continue Reading »

Day Seven – Oklahoma City

Posted on July 1, 2018

by Ben Goldstone: We started off the day with breakfast at the Holiday Inn and got on the road to go to Oklahoma City, OK. We stopped for lunch on the way and continued to OKC where we observed the Families Belong Together immigration rally on not separating children, in front of the capital building. Continue Reading »

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 »