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As finals finish up, check out these great opportunities for libertarian students. 

  • CCR-DC-2015-300x170Join SFL’s Campus Coordinator Program: Yes, you can still apply to be a Campus Coordinator in the 2016-17 class. As the premier training program for pro-liberty activists, the CC experience is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Deadline: May 9th.
  • Host a Virtual Reading Group: Interested in hosting your own Virtual Reading Group on a topic of your choosing? Submit an application for support from SFL staff! Students that host a Virtual Reading Group will determine the topic, help identify a professor to build a syllabus, and will organize the virtual weekly meetings. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • Apply for a travel scholarship to FreedomFest: Once again, SFL is offering a $100 travel scholarship plus lodging at the liberty movement’s largest conference, FreedomFest, in sunny Las Vegas. Apply now for a week you won’t forget with the best student organizers in North America. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • Attend the NRA Youth Leadership ConferenceNRA-ILA invites you to attend the Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 p.m. This special event is being held in conjunction with this year’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville! At this free event, NRA-ILA Grassroots Staff will provide in-depth training for student leaders that will focus on current issues we are facing, how to effectively combat anti-gun myths, and opportunities to get involved with the NRA.

The following is a special message from the NRA-ILA Grassroots Staff for students who want to get involved with the fight for gun rights.

NRA-ILA invites you to attend the Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 p.m. This special event is being held in conjunction with this year’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville! At this FREE event, NRA-ILA Grassroots Staff will provide in depth training for student leaders that will focus on current issues we are facing, how to effectively combat anti-gun myths, and opportunities to get involved with the NRA. The event itself, and all associated materials and food, are FREE!

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This conference is designed for current college students and recent graduates who are interested in becoming more active in the fight to defend the Second Amendment. Student activists from across the country will gather to discuss ideas, earn free swag, and learn about volunteer and employment opportunities with the NRA. Attendees are encouraged to bring a current résumé to this conference.

Exclusive giveaways will be reserved for students attending the Annual Youth Leadership Conference, including a limited number of free tickets to the Toby Keith concert on Saturday night!

Reserve your spot now to make sure you don’t miss out!

We hope to see you at this fantastic event in Louisville on May 21st!

– NRA-ILA Grassroots Division

May
4
2016

YoungVoices_logo_clr-01When incubating Young Voices, Students For Liberty worked from the beginning to make it a sustainable endeavor with its own branding and niche in the movement. We believe it has reached a point where we can spin it off and therefore allow the Young Voices staff to focus solely on its mission in order to grow it way beyond its current scale. As of Monday, May 11, Casey Given will be working full-time to make Young Voices even bigger and better.

Although we are sad to lose Casey from the Students For Liberty staff, we look forward to seeing Young Voices become a stronger voice for issues affecting young people today. That said, Students For Liberty will continue to be a critical partner of Young Voices during and after the transition. We see this as the first spinoff of many more successful SFL incubated projects to come in the future. SFL is not just an incubator for the future leaders of liberty but also offers a place to conceptualize, incubate, and accelerate new projects for liberty.

In an attempt to better share our current activities with our network, SFL is beginning an SFL Around the World blog post series. At the beginning of each month, each region will post an update to their regional blog page to share their current activities. Please stay tuned for more updates next month!

April was another amazing month for SFL’s North American team! As part of our Focus Series, North American leaders hosted four single-issue conferences on Tech Freedom, Free Speech on Campus, Free Market Environmentalism and Ballot Issues in California. These conferences were quite successful due to the hard work of SFL’s North American volunteers.Incarceration Nation at UVA

Along with hosting four single-issue conferences, the North American team officially announced next year’s North American Executive Board. The board is comprised of North America’s top leaders and is responsible for programming and community building in the United States and Canada. For more information on next year’s board, click here!

For on-campus activism, the North American team launched the Speak Freely strike team this month! The Speak Freely campaign focused on the issue of free speech, and offered a $250 activism grant for students who were looking to host free speech events on campus. The campaign was a huge success, with over 20 events being held across the US and Canada.

image03Individually, several SFL leaders stuck out for their exceptional work. The first is Utah Campus Coordinator Emily Orr. Emily Started by hosting a free speech event, and petitioning for changes to her university’s speech code. As a result of her campaign the university officially recognized her efforts and is consulting Emily in the rewriting process of the university’s speech codes. Well done Emily!

In New Mexico, current Executive Board member Marisa Salazar and Campus Coordinator Patrick Alcala, paired up with local non-profits and hosted a successful Syrian Refugee benefit dinner and concert. The event had over 60 attendees and raised almost $1,000 for the American Refugee Committee’s Syrian Relief Program. The event garnered local praise, with State Representative Bill McCamley stating “I am really proud of the students who put this fundraiser on, and everyone in the community who supported it.”dd79033f-acce-4b9e-9eee-1ba8277053d9

Lastly, at Troy University, current Executive Board member Jeremiah Baky teamed up with the Residence Hall Association at Troy to sponsor a series of fundraisers to help the people of Flint Michigan. In wake of the water crisis, Jeremiah was able to successfully raise $1,289.40. Not only did they raise money for the victims of Flint Michigan, they did it by collaborating with student organizations from across the political spectrum. In order to successfully carry out this event, the SFL team at Troy collaborated with the university’s Secular Student Alliance, Troy Students For Life, the Student Alumni Association and the NAACP. Well done Jeremiah!


If you want to get involved in campus activism with SFL, we strongly encourage you to apply to SFL’s Campus Coordinator Program. The deadline to apply is May 9th. More information can be found here.

Members of Troy University Students For Liberty teamed up with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) at Troy to sponsor a series of fundraisers to support the people of Flint, Michigan in the wake of the water crisis. We’re proud to report that we reached and exceeded our goal of raising $1000 for the people of Flint — our final total was $1289.40 raised.

44779e6a-484e-4de8-81da-753e274d397cFirst, RHA went through the dorms to collect money from students on campus and housing staff also generously donated to the cause. SFL and RHA then worked together to sell water bottles on the quad and take donations and spread information about the water crisis in Flint.

Many students had previously heard nothing about what was going on in Flint, Michigan and had no idea of the horrors Flint was facing due to government failure. A week after selling water bottles on the quad, we rented a 500-gallon dunk tank for students to dunk people and help raise money for this good cause. We received an amazing amount of participation over the three days that we had the dunk tank out on the social quad. We had 35 scheduled volunteers to work the dunk tank, both inside and out, and had even more people volunteer to help throughout the event.

These volunteers represented many perspectives from Troy’s campus. Though SFL and RHA were officially sponsoring this event, we had members of the Secular Student Alliance, Trojan Outreach, The Tropolitan (which covered the event), Students for Life, Student Alumni Association, and the NAACP involved. We had athletes, various fraternity and sorority members, housing staff, and even a professor. All of that support came from just asking a few people over a short time and the campus community really stepped up to take on a good cause. (more…)