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A couple weeks ago, the State University of New York at Oswego participated in the Deep Web Screening event that YAL had put on! We had a great turnout, and many people did not know anything about the Dark Web or the black market Silk Road. Students were able to gain knowledge on these topics and after we had good conversations flowing. I think many people found this event to be really useful and open themselves up to other topics that are not talked about in today’s politics. We can’t wait to do more events on campus to help students get involved with politics and spread the liberty message. Thanks to Students For Liberty and SSDP for helping make this event possible!

We forgot to take pictures because we were so involved and focused on the screening; YAL has encouraged everyone to come to our next event which was to watch the second Presidential town hall debate. We hope that the Deep Web Screening has helped get our organization’s name out there to all the new students, especially because we are newly recognized by the school. Overall we had positive feedback from the student body that did come to the event, and they mentioned that they really enjoyed it!


maxresdefaultOn Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Rocky Mountain College Young Americans For Liberty (YAL) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) was able to successfully host a Hollywood premiere of Alex Winter’s Deep Web movie with the help from a grant from Students For Liberty (SFL).

To host a successful student event on campus, it takes time and energy, but food can also help. As far as the planning, it took a few combined weekly meetings with Rocky’s SSDP and YAL to put together this movie night. After both clubs talked it over and decided this is an event we definitely wanted to have on campus, we delegated simple tasks to individual club members. One member was in charge of booking the room for the event, one member made posters and a Facebook event page, and one member was in charge of talking to campus facilities to ensure WiFi and an Ethernet cable would be available in the room we were hosting the event in. From there, it was all about advertising.

Everyone in the club was emailed the event poster so as a team, we were able to utilize the school’s free printing and hang up posters in almost every popular area of the school including the gym, main classroom buildings, student center, and dorm housing buildings. Next, during lunches, we sat down with different groups of people and told them about our event. A few of us also messaged people on Facebook to personally invite them to the event.

We had a successful event in the end, with multiple students from various majors. By the end of the movie screening and the live Q&A with Lyn Ulbricht and Deep Web director Alex Winters, everyone was genuinely interested in Ross Ulbricht’s trial and the politics of the deep web. We had a brief discussion about internet securities afterwards and advertised our club. Overall, it was a great opportunity to learn about liberty and eat some great food!

TK Coleman
TK Coleman is the Education Director for Praxis. He has coached dozens of young people and top performers from all stages of life. He’s the author of hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on education, entrepreneurship, freedom, personal growth, and creativity. TK is a relentless learner, has been involved in numerous startups, and has professional experience ranging from the entertainment to financial services industries and academia. Above all else, TK is on a mission to help people embrace their own power and expand their own possibilities.

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This October, we’re focusing on how the ideas of liberty create an environment where business and entrepreneurship can thrive. Speakers and breakout sessions will focus on the importance of start-up culture and the challenges faced by the sharing economy, as well as the movie industry boom currently taking hold of Atlanta. Uber and Airbnb have become huge parts of our lives, enabling greater and cheaper mobility than ever before, but what’s next? What is government regulation stopping? And what role can you play in creating the next big innovation that brings us closer to a free society?

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But don’t just take our word for it…

“SFL regional conferences changed my life. I drove hours out of state to meet students I didn’t know and geniuses I’d never heard of. The ideas I came into contact with totally broadsided me; they were rich with history and principled enthusiasm for human potential. I’ve been puzzling over them ever since.”

– Cooper Williams, Western Regional Director

“At the SFL Regional Conference, I was able to listen to some of the most engaging speakers on my side of the political spectrum, while also being able to forge relationships with other attendees that I otherwise would never have met. I recommend this conference to anybody interested in forming valuable contacts, learning concepts and practical advice from credentialed thinkers, activists and politicians, and even finding a job in the liberty community.”

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“I’m never as encouraged and optimistic as when I get a chance to encounter other members of the liberty movement from all walks of life.”

– Michael Morris, Attendee

[This post was written by SSDP Hamline University President Gunnar Aas.]

I first had the opportunity to see Lyn Ulbricht speak at a Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference in Washington D.C. last spring. Ulbricht is a libertari1an activist who is fighting for the release of her incarcerated son Ross Ulbricht, who is currently serving a life sentence for allegedly operating the Silk Road, the first wildly successful “Darknet Market”, an internet service where users can buy and sell goods, regardless of their legality, using Bitcoin. Drugs were all now available to anyone with the click of a button. This one small idea ended up changing the face of prohibition, and served as a simulation of an economic system unburdened by the systemic use of force.

Our student organization was excited to host an event that would shed light on the topic of Ross’s tragic case. We were thrilled when we heard about this collaborative event between Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Young Americans for Liberty, and Students for Liberty. We could show the documentary “Deep Web” and hold a live Q&A session with Alex Winters (the film’s director) and Lyn Ulbricht.

On the night of the showing, students poured into our rented lecture hall, hungry for dinner, and ready to learn about Deep Web’s alternative perspective on the Silk Road story: something the media regularly demonizes in its reporting. I was joined by Charity Hayden, Minnesota’s state chair of Young Americans for Liberty, in order to open the event, and also promote some upcoming events we have planned.

In the audience were a group of students who previously weren’t particularly involved in the liberty movement. They are now in the process of starting a liberty-minded student organization here at Hamline. We consider that a major success; our event had the ability to enlighten our peers, and inspire them to get involved in the wider movement for a transition to a society truly built on liberty and justice.