Free Speech Activism at West Texas A&M

The new YAL chapter at West Texas A&M wanted to let students know about our chapter on campus. We decided it would be a good idea talk about how great liberty is. We focused on the importance of free speech and how dangerous free speech zones are on college campuses nationwide. As a result we got several sign-ups.
Can We Tak A Joke Debut 4/13/16 5:30pm
We decided we needed to participate in the national event called “Freedom Day” on April 13th. We started advertising about the screening the week before for several hours every day of the week. Shack-A-Thon was going on in which people helped buy building shacks out of shipping pallets for people in Africa. That is when a splendid idea came to us why not take our free speech wall a step further and make it a free speech shack. We had 37 people at our screening which is more than we could have expected for this young chapter.

Shack-A-Thon 4/20/16 7:30am to 7:30pm
The 6 days before our event we had a couple of our members chalk up the sidewalks about our appearance at Shack-A-Thon. The day of Shack-A-Thon we started building our shack that was a pentagon shape with a missing bottom as the door way. Not only did college students participate but professors, children and adults participated in writing on our shack as well. A Free speech shack was a creative way to invite people to participate in exercising their first amendment right. 

That night we had come to the conclusion we were more successful than we had hoped. Hundreds of people now know who we are and what our group stands for. We now plan to focus more of our recruitment to high school seniors who will be coming to West Texas A&M in the fall. We are excited for the future of this young chapter. 
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