SFL SUCCESS STORIES

SFL SUCCESS
STORIES

 
 
August 17, 2017

Charlie Gers
Minnesota

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Charlie Gers SFL North America Campus Coordinator in Minnesota announces candidacy for mayor of Minneapolis Charlie Gers, current Campus Coordinator and student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, announced his candidacy for Mayor of Minneapolis. Gers is running as a Libertarian and is currently listed on the Libertarian Party’s candidates webpage. Gers believes that his time as a volunteer with Students For Liberty has prepared him to get out in the real world and begin advocating for change in his city. When reached for comment, he said, “SFL has played a significant role in my life. Through its community, programs, and conferences, SFL has given me the tools needed to become an effective and passionate messenger of liberty.” Among his […]
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 […]

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