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2017 Day Twenty Eight- New York

Posted on July 23, 2017

by Michael Shaich We woke up this morning at 8:30. Some of us decided to take advantage of New York’s renowned bagels and made the short walk to grab bagels and shmear before breakfast. At 9:30, we all gathered and took the train down towards Battery Park. At Battery Parkwe looked out and saw Ellis Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Seven – New York 

Posted on July 22, 2017

by Hannah Garfinkle After sleeping in as long as we possibly could, we stumbled down to the lobby and departed for our first stop of the day, Freedom to Marry. We met with Evan Wolfson, a lawyer and activist with a long and almost intimidating list of credentials. Our group is united behind marriage equality, Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Six – New York

Posted on July 21, 2017

by Haley Price  “Wake up!” said Becca at 6:30 am. The start of this morning was EARLY. We had to leave by 7:30 to make it to NYC on time. It was five and a half hours away and you never know what you’re gonna get when it comes down to New York traffic. We Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Five – Ohio

Posted on July 20, 2017

by Will Hess Today we traveled to Kent State University. There we met with Alan Canfora whowas injured during the Kent State shooting. He explained the events leading up to the shooting. It all started with Nixon’s announcement that the US would expand the Vietnam War into Cambodia. This made the radical hippies absolutely livid. Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Four – Chicago 

Posted on July 19, 2017

by Josh Prieto “Wake up boys!” Shouted my counselor Joe trying to get us up at 7:45. Obviously all of us ignored him and proceeded to sleep until a comfy 8:10. I then popped out of bed and proceeded to take a hot shower. I stood in the shower thinking of the way the days Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty Three- Chicago  

Posted on July 18, 2017

by Ray Pressman We started of the day by having a delicious breakfast at the Hampton Inn. We then went to our meeting for the day, which was with a remarkable woman named Marca Bristo. Marca was only 23 years old when she was paralyzed from the torso down from diving into Lake Michigan to Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty One – San Francisco 

Posted on July 16, 2017

by Jesse Ingerman Today we were in San Francisco. We ate breakfast and then went to the Haight. When we got there, Billy gave us a brief explanation of what was happening with the hippie movement there in the late 60s. Then we got to have free time. The first place I went to was Continue Reading »

2017 Day Twenty – San Francisco and Berkeley 

Posted on July 15, 2017

by Brenden Slomka  This morning I woke up at 8, and at 830 me and a few guys went across the street to grab coffee. We then left for the library to meet with Leon Veal from Project Read. I always find it fascinating how some people can make such a large impact. Leon did Continue Reading »

2017 Day Nineteen – Los Angeles and San Francisco

Posted on July 14, 2017

by Ben Glinsky We spent the last couple days in Los Angeles and spent last night in a hotel in Simi Valley. Today, we are traveling from the Los Angeles area up to San Francisco. While heading north, we stopped in Santa Barbra for lunch. It was a beautiful city and college campus. We then Continue Reading »

2017 Day Eighteen – Los Angeles

Posted on July 13, 2017

by Benjamin Berner The concept of lopsided power distribution is an issue inherant to our capitalist society in the United States. This was quite evident as we travelled throughout Los Angeles and encountered culturally-contrasting areas such as South Central LA and Beverly Hills. Economic discrepancies between these two neighborhoods were displayed through homes, infrastructure, and Continue Reading »