On September 20th, the UMass Amherst YAL chapter had our first event of the school year. Over the last couple of years, the chapter has had little growth and a very limited amount of interactions with the campus community. Then it all changed when we decided to roll around a free speech ball and collect signatures to end a free speech zone on campus.
Our event was extremely successful not only in raising awareness about the free speech zone, but it also helped with promoting our chapter on campus. We almost doubled the amount of members of our chapter after words. We as a chapter hope to ride this momentum by recruiting more members and eventually getting our university to change the speech policy.Published in