YAL in Action

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

Tag: Freedom of Speech
  • The Great Debate V, University of Cincinnati

    A copy of our poster that was used in advertising the debate on campus. One of our YAL Chapter’s favorite recurring events that we do each semester is the The Great Debate: A debate amongst all the political student groups on campus over a variety of current issues. This was the fifth iteration of such …

  • Freedom of Speech Ball Autumn 2017, University of Cincinnati

        A Student writes on the Free Speech Ball while Drake Lundstrom (YAL) holds the ball steady. A popular event that Young Americans for Liberty typically holds is the Free Speech Ball event. We inflated a giant beach ball and let people use any color of sharpie to write whatever they wanted to on …

  • Get the Ball Rolling

    YAL at the University of Southern Indiana got the activism ball rolling on September 26th with a Freedom of Speech Ball. It was decided with the current state that the country was in, it was time to allow students to use their right to freedom of speech. Students swarmed the ball and asked questions about …

  • Challenging Longwood Universities free speech policy

           The main goal of Longwood for Liberty has been to remove the free speech monitoring policy through our protests. Well just a week ago L for L  notified the Universities governing board that we intended to break with their policy of free speech limitation, and pass out constitutions anyway. So we did. …

  • A year in the Life of Stetson YAL

    The Stetson YAL chapter has made strides since the ending of the Fall semester. We’ve sucessfully exucuted multiple events including a “Speed” Debate, Ax the Tax, a Liberty wall, and a propaganda protest about the staus of student’s second admendment right on campus. The latter has been our most sucessful event that our chapter has …

  • South Alabama Free Speech: The Ball’s in our Courtyard

    Challenging free speech codes at the University of South Alabama hasn’t been easy. Last year, there were several accounts where students had been penalized for expressing themselves outside of “Free Speech Zones.” This year, our chapter did not hesitate to bring attention to our school’s unconstitutional behavior. We kicked off the Fight for Free Speech …

  • A Successful Free Speech event on the UI Campus

    Another exciting event at the University of Iowa was our Free Speech Ball. Leading up to the event, the other members and I were quite nervous because we had had some pushback from the administration before the event even took place. They requested a meeting the day before the event after finally acknowledging our trigger …

  • University of Delaware Tries Out Free Speech Ball

    Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Delaware have great success with free speech events on campus. With a central green providing a flowing stream of traffic getting students to sign a wall is as easy as asking. Last year our fledgling chapter got over 80 signups. The free speech ball makes it even …

  • Free Speech vs Islamofascism: Should News Stations succumb to the attack on Human Rights?

    In the wake of the recent shooting of the comedy writers of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in France, news stations across the globe are caught in an ethical conflict. Is it wise to post the satirical cartoons drawn by these artists, or will the offending of millions of peaceful Muslims invite more problems and …

  • Free Speech Zones on campus mute student rights

    The average student at University of Houston has probably seen a man standing between M.D. Anderson Library and Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall holding a sign with a list of sins saying if students do not change some of their behaviors, hell awaits them. The area where he stands is known as Butler Plaza, one of …