YAL in Action

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

Tag: Incarceration Nation
  • Incarceration Nation at CSU

    This month, the pinnacle event of the fall semester occurred for members of the Columbus State University chapter of Young Americans For Liberty. We have been preparing to put on a forum on the topic of Criminal Justice Reform since our first meeting of the semester at the beginning of August. After months of planning, …

  • Incarceration Nation at Ursinus College

    On April 11, Ursinus College hosted Incarceration Nation on campus. Our goal was to educate students about the effects of the war on drugs on minority communities and the militarization of police. This was the third year in a row that we hosted this event during the Spring semester on campus. We were able to …

  • Incarceration Nation at the University of Iowa

    On Tuesday, April 18th, University of Iowa’s YAL chapter hosted an Incarceration Nation event to spread awareness about the high rate of incarceration in the U.S. We had quite a few people stop for a picture behind bars and we passed out all of our Incarceration Nation flyers. Our goal was to start a conversation …

  • West Chester University Incarceration Nation and Free Speech Ball

    In March and April, our Young Americans for Liberty/Students for Liberty chapter at West Chester University ran an Incarceration Nation tabling event as well as a free speech beach ball event. For the former, we set up the PVC pipe jail cell and had one of our club members stand behind it wearing orange scrubs. …

  • Incarceration Nation at Kutztown University

    The Kutztown University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty held an event on Thursday March 23rd as our third free speech trigger event. The event we did this time around was Incarceration Nation. This was our third event for our non-enforcement case; after this event, we will only need one more to start moving forward with …

  • Ashland University’s Incarceration Nation Event

    We held our first activism event of the Spring, Incarceration Nation, on February 23rd, 2017 at Ashland University. I constructed the PVC pipe jail cell similar to the one used on the Incarceration Nation webpage. We didn’t reserve a table in the student center as we believed this event would operate better outside on our campus. …

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Incarceration Nation

    Last week YAL at UL had the privilege of taking part in the Black Male Leadership Association’s “Black Out March” in protest of mass incarceration. I had the privilege of speaking when the march ended in front of the student union. I listed facts about the U.S. government’s egregious offenses against the black community which …

  • University of Pittsburgh Incarceration Nation

    On Tuesday, January 24, YAL member Cameron Gill stood in the lobby of Litchfield Towers, the largest dormitory complex at the University of Pittsburgh, dressed in an old-fashioned black-and-white-striped prisoner uniform and holding cell bars made of spray-painted PVC piping in front of him. As garish, and admittedly humorous, as this spectacle may have been, …

  • Incarceration Nation at UL Lafayette

    YAL at UL partnered with the Black Male Leadership Association for “Incarceration Nation Week.” On Tuesday (18th) we tabled in front of our library by handing out flyers educating our fellow students on our broken criminal justice system and asking students to take pictures with our mock prison to share on social media. We had …

  • UNC YAL Year-End Report

    It’s hard to believe the year is over. UNC YAL is happy to reflect on a successful year of growth and activism on campus. During the fall 2015 semester, we successfully recruited from the incoming freshman class, hosted a free speech wall, and raised awareness about the dangers of military interventionism. This spring, we attended …