YALoween at the University of Alabama

For this year’s Halloween, students at the University of Alabama got something a lot spookier than trick-or-treaters. Young Americans for Liberty set up a graveyard in the middle of the school Quad to showcase the civil liberties and economic freedoms we feel to be dead or dying. The event was completely unregistered with the school in defiance of restrictive school policies requiring even public, peaceful protests to be approved by the school.

The event surpassed our expectations in terms of engagement with students. A large amount of students voiced their support for what we were doing, even as some admitted they did not share similar views. Many discussions were had and many names were signed — even more importantly, many new faces have since attended our weekly meetings.

YALoween was an enormous success and our members can’t wait to do it again next year!

Happy YALoween!

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