Here’s what SFL-ers around the world accomplished this July: LibertyCon International Continues to Attract Big Speakers! The LibertyCon International line-up continues to grow! Additions this month include Canadian member of parliament Maxime “Mad Max” Bernier and President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Johnny C. Taylor. LibertyCon is many things, but most importantly, it’s a place for liberty-lovers of all ages to meet, plan, learn, and have fun. Take it from Natalie Le, a Campus Coordinator at Harvard University and an SFL veteran: “LibertyCon is the best conference for liberty-minded individuals world-wide. I learned from top-notch speakers and networked with passionate students and professionals, who deeply care about creating value in society. The content and life-long friendships I’ve made helped me to become the student leader that I am now.” […]
Job Opening: Student Programs Intern, Events & Communications Intern European Students For Liberty (ESFL) is looking for talented pro-liberty students to join the ESFL 2017 Internship Program. If you’re ready for a challenge and want to do innovative work supporting fellow student activists, this is an opportunity for you! Student Programs Intern European Students For Liberty has an open position for one enthusiastic intern to join our team and support all aspects of our Local Coordinator Program. Assisting the Local Coordinator Program Manager, you will have the rewarding opportunity to work with volunteers throughout our network helping them to spread the ideas of liberty and achieve great things in their home countries and across the continent. Role: As our Student Programs Intern you will work closely with our […]
SFL South Asia JULY 2017 UPDATE South Asia Selects A New Batch of Local Coordinators The Local Coordinators are a significant aspect of the liberty movement in South Asia. From conducting events, to organising Colloquia – a majority of the groundwork is done with their support. After a rigorous academic training which laster for five weeks, South Asia selected her new batch of Local Coordinators, consisting of 85 applicants from across the South Asian diaspora. These applicants come from a variety of countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. A majority of the cities in these countries, have not had any representation from SFL previously and we are glad that we have been able to expand the movement to these areas. Currently, […]
SFL North America JULY 2017 UPDATE SFL Day of Service Sunday, July 9th Students For Liberty held our first SFL Day of Service! Our #SFLGivesBack project gave our student leaders across the United States and Canada the chance to come together and show the value of civil society! The event took place in six major U.S. cities – Anchorage, Columbus, Salt Lake City, Madison, Lubbock, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. The SFL D.C. squad right before our #SFLGivesBack event yesterday! @sfliberty pic.twitter.com/5i6b8Nv7X3 — Charlie Gers (@CharlieGers) July 10, 2017 When the event was over, our student leaders had the opportunity to feed hundreds in need, as well as pass out cold water and toiletries. We had a wonderful time helping others, and this experience serviced […]
Apply to be considered for the 2018 Slayback Grant for Young Entrepreneurs! Applications are open to young people ages 16-22 who have a viable business model with a proof-of-concept and who want to work full-time on their businesses. The focus is on young entrepreneurs in the Rust Belt region (PA through WI); however, applications from outside of the region will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The grant consists of $2000 to go towards the advancement of a business started by a young entrepreneur. $1000 will be awarded to one grantee and $500 will be awarded to two grantees. When applicable, grantees will also have the opportunity to receive introductions and resources from Zak Slayback. Apply Now! Sorry, not currently able to accept international grantees.
By Ibrahim B. Anoba 1 August 2017 For millennials looking to shake off a dull weekend with a good economics or philosophy book, Marxism is one topic you might want to avoid. Anyone who has taken the time to read either Karl Marx or Friedrich Engels would, hopefully, realize just how lucky they are to live in a relatively free society. But for those who do manage to find some merit in Marxism, here are five things every millennial should consider before subjecting their minds to the oft-appealing ideology. 1. Millennials Love Choice, Marxism Rejects It Marxist doctrine discourages individual creativity in favor of state control over both social and economic aspects of life. It favors an economy dominated by the state, which is antithetical […]
On 18-19th November, ESFL Poland proudly presents its Weekend of Capitalism at the Warsaw School of Economics. Capitalism, which mechanisms created vast amount of wealth and brought millions of people out of poverty, is one of the most condemned concept in modern world. People of good will can’t allow such depreciation. During November weekend in Warsaw, we stand proud for defending individual rights and freedom. We’ll show where capitalism comes from, what it actually is and what its result are and might be. More information soon.
On Saturday 4th November, Maastricht Students For Liberty proudly presents its Peace Conference. Peace is not an impractical fantasy. And Peace also does not entail downsides for liberty nor prosperity. With our conference, MSFL wants to educate about the importance of Peace, how it can be achieved and maintained, and how Peace increases our personal Liberties. Join us for lectures and panel discussions on the political, economic and social sphere of Peace. More information coming soon.
By Gbadegesin Tosin 27 July, 2017 Entrepreneurship is an important factor in the development of any nation. Entrepreneurs are responsible for taking calculated risks that open up doors to progressively higher levels of economic growth. If it were not for them, the world would never have known such marvels as the wheel, electricity or the Internet, to name just a few. Entrepreneurs are the veritable backbone on which the world and modern ideas continue to develop. The magnitude and reach of their contributions, however, extend much beyond the world of business and economy, and to them goes irrefutable credit for the growth and evolution of societies at large. Developed nations across the world owe their current prosperity to the collective effort of intrepid entrepreneurs, […]
An update from North American Communications Chair Savannah Lindquist. On July 19-22, Students For Liberty attended the 10th annual FreedomFest, known as the “world’s largest gathering of free minds,” at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our student ambassadors had a wonderful time introducing attendees to Students For Liberty’s mission, meeting speakers, and experiencing everything FreedomFest had to offer! Many of our student leaders, myself included, had the pleasure of meeting many of FreedomFest’s attendees at our booth. We really enjoyed getting to know so many liberty-minded people! We passed out our stickers, literature, pens, and other swag, but our “Less Marx More Mises” t-shirts got the most attention! You can buy one here! Congressman Thomas Massie and Congressman Justin Amash both showed their […]
The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible a SFL Virtual Reading Group The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible tells the story of a boy who becomes shipwrecked on an unfamiliar island after being swept out to sea in a storm. Having previously lived in a relatively free society, in this new strange land he experiences culture shock as he learns of bewildering laws and traditions of the island’s inhabitants. The story highlights the absurdities of the laws, the controls imposed on people’s lives, and the economic drawbacks of these laws. The laws highlighted are recognizable as common to many countries throughout the world. As the story unfolds, the part individuals in society play in political decision-making and personal responsibility is introduced for discussion. Application Deadline August 31st, 2017 […]