The newly-formed Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University hit the ground running by participating in the national Generation of War activism campaign. On March 25th, Jonathon Hoerl, a combat veteran who served in Iraq, joined us via Skype to talk about the war, his experience on the ground in Iraq, and the effect a decade of war has had on our generation.
Jon, who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, also participated in a Q&A from the audience, which consisted of members of the chapter and people who found us via our tabling the previous week.
For the previous few weeks, we had been preparing for the event by tabling in the union using the new game that’s apparently sweeping the nation, Pin the Drone on the Warzone. Since we were a new chapter, we also took this opportunity to make our new tabling backdrop and kit. At our tabling events, we got a lot of interaction and participation from students, many of whom had personal experiences in the military and were interested in knowing more about our chapter.
Our young chapter grew quite a bit from the Generation of War event, not just in terms of members and sign-ups (which we did), but also from learning how best to table, market events, and other key items that will help us in the future.