Kelly Barber stands out as a leader at the University of Florida (UF) and has been actively involved with FIRE, most recently attending FIRE’s Leaders in Student Rights Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kelly, now a member of Students For Liberty’s North American Executive Board, says she experienced the undeniable benefits of free and open debate when she began attending College Libertarian meetings, where she was “blown away by the environment of integrity, critical thinking, and tolerance they created” that allowed students “to exchange ideas on a level much higher than anything I ever experienced in classes.”
FIRE: How can other students get involved in the fight for liberty, specifically student rights and free speech, on campus?
Kelly: I recommend they apply for Students For Liberty’s Campus Coordinator Program by visiting http://studentsforliberty.org/cc. Campus coordinators receive in-depth training on how to organize effectively at their schools on issues they care about in addition to receiving a generous stipend to support their activism efforts.
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