Success Stories

July 17, 2017

“A Freer & Saner Society” Why You Should Check Out Liberty in Africa

Continuing our drive to ensure that students participate in the Liberty in Africa course, here’s a look at what  those who have already taken the course and evaluated themselves, had to say about  their experience. Here is what Aderemi has to say about Liberty in Africa:   “The African Liberty course is an opener at understanding some basic tenets of a free and just society in Africa. The course afforded me the opportunity to understand African culture and the role colonialism played on African society and development. The lecture on cronyism aided an insightful analysis on how government and their loyalists underpin the actual doctrine of liberty by engaging in a loyalty-reward economic theory which many misconstrue as a capitalist setting. It is more revealing […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
May 9, 2017

Victoria Ibiwoye
Nigeria

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Victoria Ibiwoye SFL Africa Educating and empowering young leaders in Africa Victoria Ibiwoye is a former ASFL Local Coordinator from Nigeria. She is the founder of One African Child, a non-profit initiative founded primarily to aide children on the African soil to realise their true identity and their place in society. The organization’s mission is to educate and empower young African Leaders. The organization executes community projects that seek to educate and transform the lives of children. Victoria recently represented One African Child at the UNESCO NGO Forum 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which was a summit on education. View Other SFL Success Stories If you want to support students like Victoria, please invest in liberty today. It is tax-deductible and will change […]
April 28, 2017

Antonella S. Marty
Argentina

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Antonella S. Marty SFL Latin America Advancing Liberty through Public Policy and Academia in Argentina Antonella got in touch with SFL’s Latin American branch, Eslibertad, due to some members and leaders like Luis Silva-Ball who motivated her to join the movement while she was doing an internship at Cato Institute in Washington D.C. Previously, Antonella had also been an intern at Atlas Network were she became familiar with the ideas of liberty. It seemed like timing or destiny, but at that time Antonella received an invitation to participate in one of SFL´s conferences. This was the final push she needed to make a decision to join SFL-LatinAmerica known as Eslibertad. During her time as a leader of Eslibertad, Antonella became the first Regional […]
April 27, 2017

The Spirit That Drives Students For Liberty

By Yaël Ossowski In the course of fulfilling our day-to-day tasks related to Students For Liberty and the broader movement to advocate for economic and social liberties, it is oft forgotten to take a step back and reflect on the beauty and success of what we’ve created. Whether in the wee hours of the night in meetings with colleagues, the long and arduous weekends at retreats and conferences that test the elasticity of the portions of our brains that memorize faces and names, or the endless weeks of toil that go into planning a long-term project or event, we are often so deeply imbedded in the execution of our work that we simply become blind to the totality of our accomplishments. What makes Students For Liberty […]
April 25, 2017

Guillermina Sutter Schneider
Argentina

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Guillermina Sutter Schneider SFL Latin America SFL knows no Borders: Promoting Freedom From Argentina to DC Guillermina had her first encounter with SFL when she met Wolf von Laer at the beginning of 2011 in Rosario Argentina where she is originally from. Since that moment, she started to become more involved with the network at Eslibertad (the Latin-American branch of SFL) in Argentina and its leaders. Later, she was invited as a speaker in October 2013 for the first Eslibertad Regional Conference that took place in Chile. After the Regional Conference, Guillermina decided to be more active and involved with Eslibertad Argentina and applied for the Local Coordinator (LC) program in 2014 and finally became an Eslibertad Argentina LC. She rose fast and in […]