YAL in Action

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

Tag: Midwest Region
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Fights for Free Speech

    First amendment rights on campus have been restricted for many years, despite the fact that state and national court rulings have time and time again proven that free-speech zones and similar practices are unconstitutional. Some campuses are stricter than others, and according to the organization FIRE, UW-Green Bay was considered a “red light” campus until …

  • The Fiery Crucible

    Entering my freshman year of college I was confident how my first year would play out. Go to classes, hang out, maybe play some intramural sports, but that was it.  I didn’t come to school to start something, I was just here to get my degree and get out. Never was it in my intent …

  • Resolving Conflicts discussion at Bradner Library.

    Friday, June 24th, the University of Michigan – Dearborn YAL chapter met at Bradner Library to discuss the meaning of liberty and techniques by which to avoid conflict.  Despite the low attendance rate, we were able to have a very meaningful discussion on the definition of liberty and the future of YAL. We used the …

  • YAL Debate at UW-Whitewater

    On March 30th we had a debate with the College Republicans and College Democrats at UW-Whitewater. Myself and our chapter vice-president Zach Marks represented our YAL chapter and we debated the issues of gun control, foreign policy, and wealth inequality. We had quite a bit to argue against. The College Republicans wanted to hand money …

  • Michigan State University Can Take a Joke

    In the spirit of Freedom Day, Michigan State University’s YAL chapter held a first time ever premiere of Can We Take a Joke. We promoted the event on Facebook and even on Yik Yak. We held the event in a room that best resembled a theater in Wells Hall. During the screening, we served free …

  • Can We Take A Joke? Morehead Screening

    The YAL chapter at Morehead State University hosted a screening of the Can We Take A Joke? documentary on April 18. Overall we had around 20 people – which was great due to the fact our University had removed our posters, and the only advertising we had social media and flyers passed out the day …

  • Activism at Michigan Tech

    With the coming of spring comes new beginnings, especially at Michigan Technological University, known as one of the snowiest college campuses in the United States. Every April, after the long winter, students celebrate the warm weather by going outside by cooking out, putting on shows, and promoting their student organizations in an event called Spring …

  • Doubling Down on Activism at College of DuPage

    Last Thursday, our YAL chapter teamed up with our allies Campus Libertarians to host a screening of Can We Take A Joke? Campus Libertarians were already planning to host a speaking event later that night titled “The Great Divide In America” featuring Babette Holder. This event was open to the public and focused primarily on …

  • Can We Take a Joke at Grand Valley State University?

    Grand Valley State University students were particularly happy on Wednesday, April 20th for the premier of the documentary called, “Can We Take A Joke?” Many were eager to express their thoughts and feelings towards particular social movements. Eager to take initiative, the YAL chapter at GVSU launched a Free Speech Ball activism event to promote …

  • Hillsdale College Hosts Trio of Events

    In the month of April, the Hillsdale College YAL chapter hosted a trio of recruitment and outreach events. On April 1st and 8th we hosted the first ever televised Libertarian debate, drawing attention to the ideas of liberty that have been continuously ignored. The debate focused on the ideas of liberty over anything else. Hillsdale …