Things have been going well for YAL at Clayton State University (just south of Atlanta, GA)! For starters, we were just awarded ‘Best New Student Organization’ at Clayton State!
We have grown our ranks by over 50 new like-minded students this semester — not bad for a student body of about 6,500 — by doing the following things:
Tabling in the main street of the University Center (More tabling pics at the end of the post.)
We gave out plenty of free information (including the new YAL palm cards) as well as candy and bottled water (which had our own custom labels on them). In addition to the national debt “nutritional facts,” the front of our label essentially says, “Tired of the government crushing your liberties? Quench your thirst for freedom by joining YAL!”:
Chalking up the sidewalk (courtesy of YAL member and artist Ray Negrón):
A nation of sheep shall be ruled by pigs!
We hosted a film screening of ‘The American Dream‘ on Feb. 8th, and had about a dozen attendees. Four of the students became new recruits! Here is the promotional flyer:
After the film screening, I told the attendees about the Constitutional Tender Act, a bill in the GA state house which would bring the state back in accordance with Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, which declares “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts” — and that the Act’s author, Bill Greene, will be coming to talk to us about it and the Fed on March 1st.
After tabling to promote what YAL is about and when we meet, we had an informative meeting to educate new recruits about YAL and the philosophy of liberty. For this we used an altered version (which is attached) of the Auburn chapter’s take on Vlad’s powerpoint presentation. After the portion on the philosophy of liberty, I showed them this great new video about it.
I also told people at our meeting about libertarian stand-up comic Doug Stanhope’s upcoming tour stop in Athens, GA. A couple people went with us, and had a great time! Here is a picture we got with Stanhope after the show:
I just wrote an article on the economic situation for the new edition of The Bent Tree — Clayton State University’s student paper — called “Obama, Dems, and GOP: For Recovery, Legalize Capitalism“.
In it, I plugged Kel Kelly, author of The Case for Legalizing Capitalism — published by the Mises Institute — who we are hosting on to speak about the topic of his book on March 15th.
Here are some more pictures from what YAL@Clayton has done so far this semester:
Doug Stanhope doing his stand-up:
Ray with Doug Stanhope and an illustration Ray made of him: