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 From a Facebook ad to working in the liberty movement: my journey with Students For Liberty

From a Facebook ad to working in the liberty movement: my journey with Students For Liberty

Becoming involved with Students For Liberty, first as a volunteer and later as a member of staff, has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. To say that my journey with Students For Liberty has been life-changing would be an understatement. I am truly grateful to have found such an amazing global community of fascinating individuals united in the pursuit of a freer future. However, all of this could so easily never have happened.

How it started: the SFL Regional Conference I almost didn’t attend

 

In 2017, while I was completing my master’s in history, a good friend of mine happened to see a Facebook ad for a Students For Liberty Regional Conference in Belfast. Neither of us had ever heard of Students For Liberty before, but we both shared a keen interest in the ideas and principles of classical liberalism and libertarianism.

 

Being curious, my friend and I both registered to attend the conference. However, the evening before the event, it became clear that the journey might be complicated due to a significant amount of fresh snowfall, which is relatively unusual in Ireland. I had an internal debate over whether it would still be worth trying to attend.