The New Forum on Campus You Can’t Pass Up
The Freedom Forum.
Maybe you’ve seen it on the connect screens, or Eagle’s Nest, but you’re still not sure what it is. In three minutes, you’ll know all about it!
The founder answered some questions for me so I could share the answers with you.
What on earth is the Freedom Forum?
It’s a student-led club to get students excited about opportunities to make a difference in America.
Sarah, a History and English Education double-major, told me she started the Freedom Forum “to combat ignorance by educating students about the foundational tenets of their government.”
The Freedom Forum shares knowledge—knowledge you can use for the rest of your life to stand up for principles and promote change in our country.
When and where does the Freedom Forum meet?
This semester the Freedom Forum has met on the last Thursday of every month in the Lyceum from 7 to 8 pm—enough time to gain something, but not too long as to take up your entire evening.
Just note that while the day and time should stay the same, the location and week of the month could change. You can always look on the campus connection screens or go on Eagle’s Nest to make sure.
What should you wear?
Don’t let the word forum scare you. You don’t need to wear professional dress. Class dress is just fine.
Who is the Freedom Forum for?
Everybody! This isn’t just a club for political-science majors. Sarah explained to me that “Congress is full of many majors. We want to show students of every major how politics involves them, even if it’s just being an informed voter.”
What happens at the Freedom Forum?
Each meeting features a speaker, usually a faculty member so far. Next semester, they’re planning to hear from state representatives or congressmen.
So now that you know all about it, I’ll leave you with some wisdom from President Reagan. In his farewell address to the nation, he pleaded the following:
We’ve got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It’s fragile. It needs production. So we’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion, but what’s important.”
Set a reminder for November 29th and join us for the Freedom Forum.8