A Student’s Essay That Changed the World and Other Lessons from the History of Liberty and Character

Start Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:00 PM

End Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:30 PM

FEE President Lawrence Reed will be speaking at Central Michigan University on the nature of liberty and character, and the indispensable connection between the two, drawing on the heroic tales of activists of the past who have fought for the first, while demonstrating the second. A brief Question and Answer period will follow Mr. Reed's speech. 

Mr. Reed's appearance will be hosted by the Central Michigan University Libertarians and the Young Americans for Liberty of Central Michigan University. 

The event is free and open to the public.


CMU Library Auditorium
250 W Preston St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Event Contact

Ty Hicks, Michigan State Chair / President of YAL CMU chapter


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