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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 »

Day Thirty Three – Philadelphia and DC

Posted on July 26, 2018

by Charlotte Reing: We started our day by heading back into downtown Philadelphia to go to the Constitution Museum; a fitting place to visit during our time in Philly. We watched a short presentation on the history of the Constitution, and then proceeded to walk around the museum at our own pace. The top floor Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Two – Philadelphia

Posted on July 25, 2018

by Lila Arnold: Today was a travel day, so not very much happened. We got up and had breakfast in the hotel, then a framing discussion on the legalization of marijuana. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this, but I lean towards legalization. I think that marijuana should be legal, but with regulations. Continue Reading »

Day Thirty One – Boston

Posted on July 24, 2018

by Savannah Lopez: The day started off with a bus ride to Walden pond. We were all tired, per usual, but this morning there was rain which made the bus ride a little bit quieter than usual. When we arrived, we took a walk down to where we could stand right at the edge of Continue Reading »