I’ve been to Washington DC before. I went with my class back in 2009, the week of President Obama’s first Inauguration. This trip was a lot different, not only because I’m older and more knowledgable about political issues, but there were so many less people, so I could do a lot more.
Me posing in front of the Capital building in DC.
I visited the Library of Congress with my family and even picked up some new reading for myself. I can’t resist literature on social media, modern media, technology, and revolution. I’m currently working my way through the four new books that I bought there. It feels great to have time to read lit of my own choosing and not a professors (even though I do enjoy most of what mine have recommended or had us read in the past).
I picked up several books from the Library of Congress bookstore and could have spent all day there- I can’t wait to read the book about social media and revolution, with primary examples from various uprising.
Mom is waving from across the street.
This was a building around the block from the White House. I think it was a museum. I really liked the colors and the contrast.
One day, after visiting the Newseum with my Dad, I decided to meet up with my Mom, who decided to attend the March Against Monsanto. I ended up following the demonstrators around for the entire march. I ended up with some great action shots of the march.
Above, I pose with the White House and the pre-march preparations in the background. I didn’t plan on going to a march in DC, but ended up at one that centered around an issue I know and care a lot about.
My school played Food Inc in the theatre for community movie night. Not to mention that my mom is very passionate about GMO food awareness and I have food issues myself. I’m an expert food label reader and being able to participate in such an event took me one level deeper into passion for the cause.
Below, is my favorite shot from the day.
March Against Monsanto protest sign in the foreground, with the White House and American flag in the background.
Flip through the gallery below for more pictures from the day and look out for more blogs documenting my summer adventures!
Me on the Newseum rooftop!