Giant Free Speech Ball at Frostburg State

Alison Sappe
Dec 14, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Last week on December 7, the weather was finally nice enough to bring the Free Speech Ball to Frostburg State University. Many students and even some professors asked what I was doing rolling a giant beach ball around campus. I explained to them that it was for everyone to exercise their right to free speech on a campus that sometimes puts limits on where you can exercise this right. Almost every student I approached was willing to participate, and they loved the idea behind it. They wrote messages of encouragement as finals week approaches, support for the Black Lives Matter movement, support for Donald Trump, and even a Soundcloud link!

This event really caught students' attention, and I was also able to talk to them about the Young Americans for Liberty chapter forming at FSU. This is something that I definitely think we could do again in the spring once it gets warmer.

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