YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: free speech
  • Free Speech Ball Event was a Success at Auburn University – Montgomery!

    In YAL at AUM’s first on-campus event since it’s abandonment a few years ago, YAL AUM Chapter President Luke Lemire, along with Leadership Institute Field Representative Daniel Patrick, was able to get the signatures of over 70 people to show their support of the 1st Amendment and their right to free speech in order to repeal …

  • Free Speech Ball “SPRING” 2018 at University Of Toledo

    Imagine: March 21st. Cold wind. Giant ball. Exercising rights, but only after torturing yourself with strenuous physical activity. This is exactly what we did, and it was a major success! Every person got the chance to write whatever they wanted on our 10×10 beach ball. From “Make America Great Again” in Arabic to “destroy the …

  • Free Speech Ball at Western Michigan University

    Western Michigan University held our third free speech ball of the year last week, to great success! With the help of our friend Nathan Williamson of the Leadership Institute, we rolled our free speech ball all around WMU’s campus for nearly four hours. Unlike the freezing cold temperatures and near blizzard conditions of our previously …

  • Free Speech Ball at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Last week, a few members of our executive board and Sasha Anderson got outside and did a little activism. We talked to a few students about our organization and we had a lot of people interested in showing up to our meetings. It was overall a fun time! I really enjoyed getting out there and …

  • Dr. Nevin Speaks at the University of Alabama

    We were proud to host William Nevin of the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Science tonight. Professor Nevin gave an insightful talk on free speech on campuses and the relevant case law behind restrictions on student speech. The discussion centered on the need to protect First Amendment rights and what we can …

  • Free Speech Ball at the University of Alabama

    Sharks in the water at the University of Alabama!! Carleigh Lloyd and I got almost 100 signatures in support of taking on the restrictions on student speech at the University of Alabama! We rolled around a free speech ball in order to raise awareness about First Amendment rights on campus. The event was a roaring …

  • Free Speech Ball at University of Texas at San Antonio

    On Tuesday, February 13th, The YAL chapter hosted a free speech ball that was rolled around the busiest areas of our campus. The ball caught many students by surprise and many were happy to join in. The opportunity to express oneself freely empowered many to share anything from bible verses to controversial jokes. When the …

  • Free Speech Ball at Fort Lewis College

    This was not our first time doing the free speech ball event and it will not be our last! We had already gained a lot of attention as “those guys with the giant inflatable ball”. People tend to say the sequel was never as good as the original, but with our organized plan set in …

  • University of Kentucky Free Speech Ball

    On Tuesday February 14, 2018, the Kentucky Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), helped to bring awareness to the unconstitutional free speech rules, such as Administration Regulation 9:2, enacted by the University of Kentucky’s administration. This was done through the means of a “Free Speech Ball” that was rolled through heavily trafficked areas of …

  • Free Pot Brownies @ Carroll University!

     For our Membership Drive at Carroll University, our chapter handed out brownies in a pot to students. No the brownies did not actually contain cannabis, they simply we brownies that were in a big cooking pot. During the event we were promoting our event by “speaking loudly” across our campus center to get people to …