September was a busy month at Students For Liberty. Read the highlights of what our North American team have been up to!
Deep Web Screenings take place across North America
On September 27th, Students For Liberty teamed up with Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Sensible Drug Policy to bring North American students the Campus Debut of Deep Web. The movie tells the story of Ross Ulbricht’s efforts to create the “Silk Road” online market, which ended with his 2013 arrest.
Due to the manner in which the government collected its evidence to incriminate Ross, controversy still surrounds the ruling, and members of the #FreeRoss movement are demanding his release. Ross’s story touches on a number of important issues for modern libertarians, including the drug war, Internet privacy, non-state institutions, and exciting new technologies like crypto-currency.
For a personal touch, we also hosted a live, post-screening interview with Ross’s mother Lyn Ulbricht and the Director of Deep Web, Alex Winter!
The screenings were even more successful than we originally predicted, with over 150 taking place across North America! Read more about some of the screenings by clicking here.
Regional Conference season launches!
September saw the launch of our 2016 Regional Conference season, which aims to explore the future of freedom in a variety of areas. With individual themes ranging from anarchism to free market environmentalism, these conferences are giving North American students a taste of libertarian ideas and the liberty movement in general. With our first conferences already experiencing success in terms of attendance numbers and high-profile speakers, we’re looking forward to reporting on the rest of the conference season!
Following the Venezuelan government’s kidnapping of long-time SFL friend Yon Goicoechea, our friends in EsLibertad helped reignite our #PorUnaVenezuelaLibre (For A Free Venezuela) campaign.
Students For Liberty has been promoting a petition to #FreeYon in North America and beyond, whilst helping to inform the general public about the horrific failures of socialism in Venezuela through our social media campaign.