The Blinn College YAL chapter started the fall semester participating in the student activities fair. It took place at 7 p.m. and for a mostly commuter college, it was very bad planning on the schools part. Out of the many clubs on campus only about seven of them attended with maybe fifty students showing up.
The fair lasted about an hour and we were able to get 30 sign-ups, three of these students are now on the leadership team. We were the only table that had more than a trifold poster board and who were actually engaging with students. During the student fair we advertised for our first meeting and for our first activism event: A free speech wall taking place on Constitution Day.
On Constitution Day we hosted a free speech wall that attracted an enormous amount of attention. One person would come up, motion to his friends to come over and before we knew it there was a crowd of dozens of students waiting to sign it.
We even had the Director of Student Activities come and sign, of course, after he made sure we had the proper paperwork to be there.
One young lady did not like all the obscure thing written on the free speech wall…
We also handed out about 75 constitutions and were the only club to acknowledge Constitution Day. The event was a great way to get the leadership team involved and the students enjoyed exercising their freedom of speech.Published in