Michael Hall

July 11, 2017

North America:
June 2017 Update

SFL North America JUNE 2017 UPDATE LibertyCon launches! After 10 years of consistent growth as the International Students For Liberty Conference, we’re beyond proud to announce the unveiling of the new face of our conference on global freedom! From March 2-4, 2018 SFL will host LibertyCon at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C! Confirmed speakers include economist David Friedman, MEP Daniel Hannan, ACLU President Susan Herman, and John McAfee! SFL’s LibertyCon is more than just a student conference, it’s a place for Liberty lovers of all ages to come together as we usher in a new chapter for the global liberty movement — just when we need it the most! Keep an eye on www.LibertyCon.com for new announcements, including speaker announcements, registration discounts, […]
July 6, 2017

Freedom Summit Toronto
Canada

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Freedom Summit Toronto SFL North America Canadian student leaders organize a summit attended by 750 people Free speech is being threatened in Canada, and nowhere is that felt more strongly than the college campus. Knowing that something must be done, some of our student leaders affiliated with Students in Support of Free Speech, decided to organize a summit dealing with the importance of freedom of speech. Students in Support of Free Speech is an organization founded by Toronto-based SFL campus coordinators. The event featured Jordan Peterson, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, and conservative pundit Ben Shapiro as speakers. Multiple Canadian media outlets took note of the event, giving it a prominent position in the national headlines. As Debra Soh, […]
July 6, 2017

Student leaders making waves in the EU
Europe

SFL Europe The Impact of student leaders on shaping the future of the European Union This past month, our student leaders in Europe attended two liberal forums in the European Parliament. These events gathered the young representatives of liberal and democratic parties and organizations from all over the Europe. In the end, the students managed to work out a joint statement to be sent to the European Parliament as a joint statement on many of the pressing matters facing the current and future development of the European Union. The Members of European Parliament (MEP) will now be able to see what issues the youth of Europe considers to be important. As Iryna Kryvda, a senior local coordinator of European Students For Liberty said, “I am proud […]
June 29, 2017

Jessica Murphy
United States

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Jessica Murphy SFL North America Campus Coordinator in Wisconsin gets threatened for speaking out Jessica Murphy, a Campus Coordinator in Wisconsin, recently had a blog post published by the MacIver Institute, a free market think tank based in Wisconsin. In her blog, Jessica highlighted the ‘Top Five Wasteful Classes’ provided by the University of Wisconsin system, which is a system of public universities funded by the Wisconsin taxpayer. One of the classes the blog targeted as wasteful was Teaching for Social Justice, a course whose syllabus specifically aims to instill in the teachers of tomorrow a sensitivity to address injustices viewed through a lens of identity politics giving sex/race/class/sexuality a prominent place in the course’s analysis. As Jessica said in her blog post, “A […]
June 28, 2017

Sessions’ crusade against marijuana hurts the most vulnerable

Originally published in Rare by Garett Roush on June 27, 2017 If Attorney General Jeff Sessions had his way, I would once again be at risk of constant seizures. The former U.S. Senator from Alabama and now the nation’s top cop has started a crusade against states that have allowed access to cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. As an epileptic, medicinal marijuana has allowed me to stave off seizures after more than 10 months. No longer do I fear an episode and the pain that comes with it. Mr. Sessions must not ignore the medicinal benefits of marijuana in the free market. After being force-fed “FDA Approved” benzodiazepines and a consistent rotation of side-effect ridden epilepsy medications, it took only cannabis to stop […]
June 27, 2017

Teklemariam Bekit
Eritrea

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Teklemariam Bekit  SFL Africa A successful effort in getting SFL on the map in Eritrea Teklemariam Bekit is a Member of the African Executive Board at Students for Liberty. He is the founder of Eritrean Students for Liberty which he formed in 2015 to reach out to the Eritrean and Ethiopian Refugees and Immigrants living in Kenya. On June 24, 2017 Bekit hosted a full day seminar on Liberty & Free Society from the Eritrean Perspective. The Seminar was hosted at the Tangaza University, Nairobi Kenya and attracted 42 participants from the Eritrean, Kenyan and the South Sudanese communities. Presentations were made on Freedom and the Role of Government, The Institution of a Free Society and Toleration by various speakers among them Teklemariam […]
June 27, 2017

Jorge Colindres
Honduras

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Jorge Colindres SFL Latin America Advancing Free-Market Solutions to Poverty in Honduras Jorge Colindres is a former Executive Board member of Eslibertad (2015-2016) who joined SFL-Eslibertad in the year 2014 as a Local Coordinator in Honduras with the purpose of building up a team of students that researched, understood and spread the ideas of economic and political freedom at several Honduras college campuses where there were no groups focused on those ideas. It was during that same year that Jorge and his team had an important role in solving a conflict that was taken place at the Autonomous University (UNAH-VS) where a group of Marxist students decided to take over the entire campus in a violent manner by intimidating students and physically […]
June 27, 2017

Francisco Costa
Chile

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Francisco Costa SFL Latin America Advancing Liberty on Education: Francisco Costa and the Sociedad Movement Francisco Costa is currently a Law student and a Senior Local Coordinator for Estudiantes por la Libertad in Valparaíso, Chile. Francisco has found himself fighting for something that Chilean youth cherish deeply: higher education that is accessible and of quality. Francisco and other recognized student leaders founded “Sociedad” (Society), a liberty-oriented political movement that promotes “associative liberalism” and “social and economic autonomy of higher education”. Unfortunately, the student movements that are pushing educational issues are mostly socialist-leaning, and advocate for a state-controlled education. Francisco, as the first National Coordinator of Sociedad, has openly opposed these types of policies. To him and the people involved in the movement, […]
June 10, 2017

Join the 2017-2018 Blog Team!

Are you a strong writer who wants to reach a wide audience and make your voice heard? Then apply today and be a part of our 2017-2018 Blog Team! As a member of the Blog Team, you will be responsible for writing two posts a month. These posts can be on a wide array of topics from current events, to the philosophy of liberty, or issues you’re facing spreading liberty on campus! We even accept scathing satire and BuzzFeed-style listicles! No matter what you want to share, being a part of the SFL Blog Team is a great way to ensure your voice is heard. In just this past month, SFL blog posts have been read by over 12,000 – and this is the off-season! […]
June 7, 2017

North America:
May 2017 Update

SFL North America MAY 2017 UPDATE Consumer Choice Center launches in Canada The Consumer Choice Center is a new initiative designed to empower consumers all around the world. In May, they made their Canadian debut. Among the speakers at this event discussing how to engage civil society and activate grassroots movements for consumer choice were Maxime Bernier, Member of Canadian Parliament; Guy Bentley, Reason Foundation; David Clement and Fred Roeder, Consumer Choice Center. More information on the event that took place can be found here. SFL leader threatened for speaking out Jessica Murphy, Campus Coordinator at University of Wisconsin Green Bay, recently published an article highlighting the five most wasteful courses being offered at her school. University of Wisconsin is a public university and so […]
June 5, 2017

Announcement:
The ’17-’18 North American Executive Board

Here at Students For Liberty, we are thrilled to be working with dedicated and passionate students who care about making the world a freer place. Our North American Executive Board works with students to help them coordinate their events and activism to ensure they are as impactful as they can be. Today, we are honored to announce the 2017-2018 North American Executive Board. We are confident our North America program is in good hands with these students using their talents to spread liberty in the United States and Canada! Chris Harelson – Chairman, North American Executive Board Chris has served as a Students For Liberty Campus Coordinator & West Regional Director, Young Americans for Liberty State Chair, Field Director for Americans for Prosperity, Staff for […]
May 19, 2017

Imantaka Nugraha
Indonesia

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Imantaka Nugraha SFL Charter Teams SFL Indonesia president bringing the free market to Jakarta Imantaka Nugraha is one of the co-founders of SFL Indonesia and currently serves as their president. Imantaka initiated and co-founded SFL Indonesia in August 2015 right after he attended the International Society for Individual Liberty world conference in Bali, where he met many SFLers from all around the world. Since then, SFL Indonesia has grown rapidly into an organization that inspired many other SFL chapters in Southeast Asia. He has spoken at many events in the entire Pacific region on topics such as the sharing economy and Uber, the liberty movement in Indonesia, religious freedom, free market environmentalism, inefficiencies of state-owned businesses and so forth. With SFL Indonesia, Imantaka […]