Welcome back! We hope you had a good break.
We’re very excited for this semester – we’re really ramping things up and have a ton of exciting events and projects coming up! Here’s a preview.
INAUGURATION DAY WATCH PARTY / DONUTS WITH DONALD
» Friday, January 20th
» 11:30 AM, J.C. Atrium
» We’ll be live streaming the inauguration on the big screen in the atrium, and we’re going to have many, many dozens of donuts!
DEFENDING LIFE & MARRIAGE TO LIBERALS, LIBERTARIANS, AND ATHEISTS
» Thursday, February 2nd
» 8:30 PM, Gentile Gallery
» We need to be able to make reason-based arguments for the right to life, natural marriage, and religious liberty. David Azerrad, PhD, of the Heritage Foundation is coming to give an engaging 101 on how to make secular arguments on the social issues. He is a very dynamic speaker and you’ll learn invaluable skills and rhetoric to defend the truth!
HOW LIBERAL POLICIES HURT THE POOR
» Thursday, February 16th
» Time TBA, Gentile Gallery
» Star Parker has an incredible life story – raised in poverty, she lived on welfare and accepted the leftist lie that there was nothing for her but government dependency. Now she’s a syndicated columnist and TV commentator who exposes how liberal, big government policies do immense harm to the poor. We’re excited to have her on campus!
TRIP TO CPAC IN WASHINGTON DC
» Wednesday, February 22nd – Saturday, February 25th
» National Harbor, MD (right outside DC)
» The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is the biggest conservative conference in the country. It’s an opportunity to hear from all the big names in the conservative movement, meet fellow conservatives from across the country, and meet potential employers if you’re interested in a career in politics. We’ll be taking 15 people, and we’re working on getting the cost as low as possible – it will be in the range of $50-$100/person and covers the hotel and transportation to and from DC. We’ll be opening sign-ups soon, so stay tuned!
STATE OF THE UNION WATCH PARTY
» Who would want to miss Donald Trump’s first address to Congress? We’ll have copious amounts of pizza, desserts, and small amounts of vegetables for those who want to pretend to be healthy.
MOVIE SCREENING: NINE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
» Thursday, April 27th
» Time and location TBA
» Three world leaders engineered the defeat of Russian communism: Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and John Paul II. This documentary shows how JPII’s nine-day visit to communist Poland in 1979 ignited a spiritual revolution that led to the downfall of communism in Poland and Eastern Europe.
LOCAL BUSINESS PROJECT
» Stay tuned – launching in February!
REGULAR MEETINGS & DISCUSSIONS
» We’re going to start holding regular meetings to discuss topics in the news. As the new administration goes through its first 100 days, there will be plenty to talk about! We will have presenters and open-forum discussions to debate and discuss all the latest political happenings. More details coming soon!
MORE TO COME!
» We’re working on more exciting speakers and events, so stay tuned!
NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM
» We have a new group of leaders that will take Franciscan YAF to new heights!
» Co-Vice Presidents: Ben Idzik & Kyle Aubert
» Secretary: Autumn Schimmer
» Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator: Briana Santana
» Senior Leaders: Dan Smith, Sarah Hull, Therese Sanchez
Get excited – this semester is gonna be huge!