Locked Out! Screening at Southeastern Louisiana University

Recently our Southeastern Louisiana University YAL Chapter was able to host a screening of Locked Out!, a film about a key victory for liberty over unconstitutional licensing laws.


When the event was first proposed, all of our members seemed very interested in the idea. We made flyers and posted them around campus to generate interest in the screening.

YAL Locked Out FlyerAs someone who was fortunate enough to see the film at the 2014 YAL National Convention, it was exciting to show this documentary to the rest of our chapter. The film follows Melony Armstrong’s struggles as an entrepreneur starting her own business as a natural hair braider. 

Members and screen

Those who came to the screening were unaware of the former restrictive licensing laws in Mississippi surrounding natural hair. Members voiced their surprise at how complex licensing laws can be, and it lead to a great discussion at the conclusion of the film.

Group photo 1

We had a great turnout from our members, and some new faces showed up as well. Most attendees said they enjoyed the film and looked forward to the next video event from our chapter. As a result, we are hoping to schedule another documentary screening in the near future!

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