YAL in Action

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

Tag: Northeast Region
  • Northeastern University Welcome Week Tabling

    On Tuesday, September 5th, Northeastern University held its annual Fall Fest, which is part of Welcome Week. Myself and three other officers tabled from 11am-2pm at Fall Fest’s student organization fair. This year was our YAL chapter’s first time participating, since we received official recognition from the University just last spring. We made sure to …

  • “Can We Take a Joke” at Northeastern University

    While cramming around a 32 inch television in a dorm room wasn’t exactly the “Can We Take a Joke” film screening event that YAL at Northeastern initially envisioned, we’re considering it a success based on the engaging conversations that were sparked and the interest that was gained in our chapter. As is the case with …

  • “Can We Take a Joke” at SUNY Brockport

    We had a successful showing of “Can We Take a Joke?” back on April 29. Due to difficulties with recognition of the new Brockport chapter of Young Americans for Liberty we showed the documentary in a dorm room on campus.  There was about a total of 15 people in attendance. Some came late and some …

  • Bearcats Figure Out if they “Can Take a Joke”

    On April 13 (Freedom Day), the Saint Vincent College YAL chapter was happy to host a screening for the documentary, “Can We Take a Joke?”. It was an incredible evening full of pizza, pop, an awesome documentary, and a great discussion period where members of the school were able to focus on free speech on …

  • An Amazing Year for Liberty at Ursinus College

    At a small liberal arts school in Collegeville, PA — liberty is thriving! With a student population of only 1,600 students, the YAL chapter at Ursinus has built a member list of 160 students! Our email list is huge — it makes up 10 percent of the student body. We were able to reach that …

  • Temple University YAL Continues the Fight for Free Speech!

    After our successful free speech ball event last month, our YAL chapter was excited to continue on in the fight for free speech at Temple University! To get our campus excited about the “Can We Take a Joke?” movie premiere, we got out our massive free speech ball and rolled it around campus. Once again, …

  • Johnson State College Can Take A Joke

    The YAL chapter at Johnson State is relatively new. The movement on campus began as a Students for Rand club but after his campaign ended, we transitioned over to Young Americans For Liberty. It has been a challenge getting the message out to students but a noble cause nonetheless. Our club has had some difficulty …

  • Temple University YAL Protests the War on Drugs

    Temple University’s YAL chapter set up a display on campus to bring attention to the war on drugs. The war on drugs, we explained, is not only immoral, but unconstitutional. To draw attention to our display, we gave away free “pot brownies” (served in a large blue pot) with information about how destructive the war …

  • UMass Amherst: Can We Take A Joke?

      On April 20th, UMass Amherst YAL hosted a screening of “Can We Take a Joke?”. We applied for an official venue about two weeks in advance. Though we tried to secure a spacious auditorium for the screening, the University was adamant that every one on campus was booked, and in the end we settled …

  • Can We Take a Joke at Colgate University

    On Monday April 18th, the YAL chapter at Colgate University held a screening for the new film, “Can We Take a Joke” in an effort to fight for liberty on our campus. We wanted students at Colgate to be aware of the importance of free speech.     We enjoyed the film, as it brought …