IUPUI’s Constitution Week

Preamble

Last year, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) brought in Michael Badnarik to teach a class on the Constitution. The event was a huge success, and it set high expectations for the years to follow. This year, even with big changes in leadership and membership, YAL @ IUPUI rose to the challenge and pulled off a fantastic week of activities that, I’m sure you will agree, have set the bar even higher for next year. I’m pleased to present to you YAL @ IUPUI’s Constitution Week:

On Monday, we quizzed students with trivia about the Constitution, passed pocket Constitutions, and encouraged students to ratify the Constitution by signing the chalk board.

YAL @ IUPUI enlists the help of USG President Tony Greco as the group quizzes students on the constitution.

A student at IUPUI reading the constitution

Emily Hess helping hand out FREE pocket constitutions

On Tuesday, YAL at IUPUI partnered with Democracy Plaza, another student group, to bring Azhar Majeed, a fellow from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to talk about unconstitutional restrictions in IUPUI’s speech code. Students learned that their political free speech is no different from any other free speech.

Azhar Majeed speaks to IUPUI students

On Wednesday, we invited Dr. Richard Brake of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) to facilitate a discussion of Ludwig vom Mises’ article, “Capitalism vs. Socialism.” Unfortunately, no pictures were taken.

Thursday brought about another day of trivia, pocket constitutions, tabling and engaging students in conversation about the Constitution.

Tabling on Thursday

Members of YAL talk to potential new members while tabling.

Ratify the Constitution!

Giant Constitution

And on the 5th day, we rested.

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