November was a busy month for Young Americans for Freedom activists as chapters carried out more than 100 conservative campus activism initiatives and more than 15 campus lectures featuring conservative leaders including Ben Shapiro, Steve Moore, Michael Knowles and many more.
At the beginning of the month, chapters participated in Freedom Week, one of Young America’s Foundation’s flagship initiatives designed to help educate students on the dangers of big government, and inspire students on the principles of freedom to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
For the initiative, students built mock Berlin Walls, painted them to resemble the terrible symbol of socialist tyranny, and invited their peers to join in the destruction of the walls at the end of the week. While their displays were still standing, students engaged with others as they passed, educating them with facts on socialism in Venezuela, China, the USSR, and other countries, while handing out YAF’s new brochure that covers the dangers of socialism. Additionally, Freedom Week provides students with a means of celebrating Veteran’s Day and the impact that President Reagan had on the fall of the Soviet Union.
Additionally, both the Boston University and Baylor University YAF chapters hosted Ben Shapiro as a part of Young America’s Foundation’s exclusive Fred Allen Lecture Series, reaching thousands of students on campus and more than half a million online. Both events were great successes despite numerous attempts on both campuses to block Shapiro from speaking to students – an all-too-common occurrence for conservative events on American campuses.
YAF chapters continue to serve the Conservative Movement as its visible presence on campus, inspiring more and more students to take up the mantle of freedom and advocate for conservative principles. Though the fall semester is coming to a close, chapters are already making plans to combat leftist intolerance and motivate their peers to stand up for America’s founding principles in the spring.
Here are just a few of the pictures of Young Americans for Freedom in action: