YAL in Action

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

Tag: FreeSpeech
  • Free Speech Ball at Widener University – Main Campus

    On Wednesday May 2nd 2018, we walked around campus with an 8 feet beach ball with sharpies asking students to write whatever they wanted on our free speech ball! It was tough trying to blow it up, but long story short, we had to use a leafblower! This event gained so much interest by students …

  • Free Speech Event at St. Cloud State University

    The Free Speech event at SCSU went fantastically! We were able to gather over 30 signatures and had a number of lively discussions with the staff and students. A number of students showed great interest in freedom of speech and liberty as a whole. Much of our activism took place outside of the “Free Speech …

  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro YAL Free Speech Event

    On Friday, February 2, the UNC-Greensboro YAL chapter organized a campus wide event to promote the principle of Freedom of Speech. The event consisted of a using a large inflatable beach ball and encouraging students to express themselves via writing or drawing on said ball. While the event was limited by weather and time, the …

  • The Free Speech ball at State University of New York Brockport

    We had a free speech ball event at SUNY Brockport and it was an amazing success! We had this event to bounce back from what was a slow fall semester. Last semester we ran into issue with the student government re: the free speech ball so it was only fitting to have it kick off …

  • Limitless Speech 

              Many students at Pasadena City College in Southern California came out to support freedom of speech last Tuesday during National Freedom of Speech Week! As our chapter members, local State Chair Lisa Di Giovanna and I rolled the 10 foot beach ball covered in drawings and both short and long …

  • YAL@UMN Start of the Year Event

    The Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Minnesota started off the school year with a event geared towards Freedom of Speech. The Free Speech Ball, a favorite among YAL-ers is always very popular at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities!   Starting at 11am, several members of the team took shifts holding markers, and …

  • Speak Freely Summit: A Day of Education and Philosophy in College Park

     Last weekend, I traveled to College Park, Maryland for the first annual Speak Freely Summit, hosted by another libertarian campus activism group, Students for Liberty. The conference was a fantastic melting pot of ideas and speakers, including commercial, political and international points of view. We heard from Jim Caruso, owner of Flying Dog Brewery, and …

  • Young Americans for Liberty tabling at CSBSJU

    On October 24th, 2016, I had the pleasure of tabling with Wyatt, a boots on the ground YAL representative. Since being contacted by YAL to start a chapter was so sudden, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University still has to undergo a confirmation process to recognize YAL as a club. That did not stop Wyatt …

  • UCR Students Protest Free Speech Zone

    At UCR, “any pre-advertised activity, …or activity which can reasonably be expected to attract a crowd of 25 or more [people] must be scheduled in advance in the Scheduling Office, and is limited to the Tower Mall or Speaker’s Mound area.” Yesterday, UCR Young Americans for Liberty protested this campus policy that restricts our freedom …

  • 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 …