YAL in Action

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

Tag: War on Drugs
  • St. Lawrence University YAL Virtual Lecture with Raeford Davis

    The YAL chapter at St. Lawrence University had its first speaker event on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The event, entitled “Problem, Officer?: A Student’s Guide to Dealing With Police” featured former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Raeford Davis via Skype. The event had 11 attendees. Davis talked about his own career as a police …

  • Diving into the Deep Web at UD!

    The Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Delaware hosted a successful screening of “Deep Web.” This event is something many of our chapter members were looking forward to. We all enjoyed the movie, and felt that it was very thought provoking. In addition, we found that the Q&A with Lyn Ulbricht was very …

  • Ending the Drug War at Auburn University

    The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity, and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world. – Carl Sagan As a result of tabling all week for our “End the Drug War” event, YAL at Auburn University …

  • YAL at LSU’s first tabling event of the semester!

    Our first tabling event of the semester at Louisiana State University was a success. We talked with students about the failure of the War on Drugs and got about a dozen sign-ups!  

  • Senator Frank Niceley Speaks on Industrial Hemp

    Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Tennessee hosted an event on Industrial Hemp in Tennessee.  The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation earlier this year that made it legal once again for farmers to grow hemp. Check out this video of the local media coverage we earned! State Senator Frank Niceley was the key …

  • YAL and SSDP CofC co-host an “End the Drug War” Event

    Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Sensible Drug Policy @ College of Charleston had a very productive two weeks tabling on behalf of the cause of educating CofC students on the social and economic consequences of the War on Drugs. Our YAL team held a “pot brownie” bake sale in which we sold regular …

  • Mandatory Minimum Mugshots at Baylor

    Baylor University YAL’s discussion unit on the War on Drugs culminated in an event last Wednesday focusing on mandatory minimum sentencing. Our members constructed a prison cell and had Baylor students take pictures in it, holding profiles of people sentenced using mandatory minimums. The profiles, which were structured like booking cards, also gave an overview …

  • Constitution Week(s) at USC!

    We at Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Southern California (YAL @ USC) continued our Constitution Week activism with a focus on free speech and police brutality. We started the morning with a Free Speech Ball, made possible with an activism grant from the national office. Thank you donors for making this happen! …

  • App State Fall Kickoff

    Welcoming a multitude of prospective members, Appalachian State University’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter kicked off the fall semester last Wednesday, August 27 with a pizza social and lecture on the fallacies of America’s War on Drugs. Ruling out the customary few famished freshman that showed up just for the meal, it’s still safe to assume …

  • Case Western Reserve University YAL Has a Liberty-filled Spring Semester

    Although this Spring semester was quite a chilly one, that did not stop YAL members at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH from spreading the message of liberty on our campus. Our first event in early February offered a way for students to warm up while learning about liberty.  At this event, called “Why …