Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Libertarian calendar for February 2018

February 1
Washington, D.C.

Islamic Education in the United States

12 noon
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Book Forum 

Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute 
Featuring Sabith Khan, Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University; Coauthor, Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions; and Shariq Siddiqui, Executive Director, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action; Coauthor, Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute. 
It has long been believed that the education system must assimilate new and different groups into American society. Public school assimilation efforts, however, have often been wrenching for students and families, seemingly based on an assumption that some groups will refuse to assimilate or will even rebel against prevailing norms. This worry has animated opposition to school choice and may be particularly acute when it comes to Muslims, especially since 9/11. But are fears that Islamic schools may be failing to Americanize—or worse, are teaching things antithetical to American values—borne out in reality? This new book, incorporating national survey data on Islamic schools, in-depth interviews with Islamic school leaders, and more, begins to answer that question.

February 2-3
Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Freedom Summit

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Arizona Freedom Summit – Where the Great Minds of Liberty Come Together. The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm and The ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will be hosting the 2018 Arizona Freedom Summit.
The Freedom Summit is an annual seminar dedicated to promoting and advancing human freedom. To that end, the Freedom Summit offers speakers who have demonstrated their effectiveness in presenting the intellectual case for freedom.
The Freedom Summit offers a highly distinguished assortment of the best, brightest and most entertaining people in the freedom movement today. The Freedom Summit is an annual update on the current status of freedom in our world from several varied perspectives. Rather than seek to present either an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, the Freedom Summit strives to present an honest and straightforward assessment of the current status of our freedom.
Socialism and other coercive centralized planning schemes have failed to improve and indeed worsened, the human condition. As such, the Freedom Summit does not encourage or promote any particular centralized plan to achieve freedom. Rather, the Freedom Summit encourages individuals to promote freedom in non-coercive ways which are best suited to their individual talents.
The Freedom Summit is a forum for the vigorous and peaceful exchange of ideas about how humans ought to interact with each other. People recently introduced to the concepts of freedom as well as lifelong supporters of freedom are encouraged to attend. Additionally, those who support a coercive government are also welcome to attend and examine their views in light of the ideas and arguments presented.
Past speakers have included: Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Jeffrey Tucker, Walter Block, George H. Smith, Louis James, L. Neil Smith, Sharon Harris, Jacob Hornberger, Don Boudreaux, Vin Suprynowicz, and many others. Visit our speaker’s page to see a list of this year’s speakers.

February 6
Washington, D.C.

Welcome to Washington
6 pm

1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Join America’s Future Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, and The Leadership Institute for our Spring 2018 Welcome to Washington! 

Each year, thousands of young professionals descend on D.C., hoping to make a name for themselves and land their dream job. How can you stand out from the pack? Find out as we dive into what makes a successful intern, and hear helpful tips from experts in the field.

Caroline Hollis, American Enterprise Institute
Helena Richardson, Heritage Foundation
Ben Woodward, Leadership Institute

Tyler Castle, American Enterprise Institute

February 17
New York, NY

Young Americans for Liberty spring summit
John Stossel, speaker

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Libertarian Calendar for January 2018

January 1
Taos, New Mexico

Governor Gary Johnson's birthday

January 7
Washington, D.C.

Rand Paul's birthday

January 12

Rush Limbaugh's birthday

January 19
Washington, D.C.

Startup Societies Foundation Summit
8 am

Georgetown University Law School
200 New Jersey Avenue NW

January 20
Glendale, AZ

Precinct Walk/Doug Marks for Senate
9 am

Cabin Coffee Espresso
6525 W Happy Valley Rd · Glendale, AZ

January 20
Phoenix, AZ

Distribute Water and Constitutions
7:30 pm - Midnight

Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail
201 South 4th Avenue · Phoenix

Come on down, and show support for our recently released 'Liberty-denied' citizens. We're going to be handing out water, snacks, and CATO pocket constitutions. Bring water and/or snacks, or volunteer to help people get a hold of loved ones, or help them get home. Many are stripped of their phones, money, dignity, and humanity.

If we get enough volunteers, we could expand to other jails, and/or more often. If you're not local, then feel free to duplicate the idea, and do it at your local jail. Let's help people in desperation. Hope to see you there.

January 20
Arlington, VA

Liberty for North Korea
spin class fundraiser
3:00 pm

3400 Columbia Pike

January 21-27
United States

National School Choice Week

January 22
Washington, D.C.

Liberty Toastmasters
6:15 pm

Dirksen Senate Office Building
Liberty Toastmasters starts 2018 back on the Hill. We'll be meeting in room 615 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, which is accessible via the red line to Union Station or the Orange and blue lines to Cap South metro. 

Try to arrive between 6:15 and 6:25 as there's building security. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30. Afterwards, we'll head over to Union Pub for booze and spirited conversation. 

We have speaker slots available and roles to fill. 

Lauren Bowman(icebreaker)
Romina Boccia(ST Speech 4)
Alex Chaconas- Speech 3

January 23
Washington, D.C.

The Republic of Virtue: How We Tried to Ban Corruption, Failed, and What We Can Do About It

• 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Featuring the author F. H. Buckley, Foundation Professor, George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law; with comments by Michael B. Levy, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Washington, DC. Moderated by John Samples, Vice President, Cato Institute.

Public corruption is the silent killer of our economy. We’ve spawned the thickest network of patronage and influence ever seen in any country, a crony capitalism in which business partners with government and transfers wealth from the poor to the rich. This is a betrayal of the Framers’ vision for America, and of the Constitution they saw as an anti corruption covenant. This state of affairs repels many Americans, a response that explains the otherwise improbable rises of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. But what can be done to counter corruption? Congress has passed two major campaign finance laws in recent decades and established a government office of ethics. Both have serious flaws and hardly seem equal to the task. Are there other possibilities? Join us for an insightful examination of American government today and its prospects for the future.


January 23
Calgary, Canada

Libertarian meetup
6:00 pm
Booked in advance and look for Calgary Libertarian Meetup Group sign.

January 24
Washington, D.C.

Burning Man
6:00 pm

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Featuring Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform (@GroverNorquist); Mark Lutter, President, Institute for Innovative Governance, (@MarkLutter); Jeremy Tunnell, Cofounder, Thumbtack, (@jeremytunnell); Robert Mariani, Freelance journalist, (@robert_mariani); moderated by Kat Murti, Senior Digital Outreach Manager, Cato Institute (@KatMurti
For just one week every year, roughly 70,000 people from around the world come together in the Nevada desert to create Black Rock City, home to Burning Man, billed by its organizers as an “annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance.”
Because cash exchanges and the barter system are largely banned in Black Rock City (Burning Man instead relies on something called the “gift economy”), Burning Man is often seen as an attack on conventional libertarian principles.
However, as a voluntary community driven by freedom of association, self-governance, nonviolent dispute mediation, and emergent order, Burning Man is in many ways a quintessential example of the libertopian ideal.
On Wednesday, January 24th, please join the Cato Institute for a robust conversation about what libertarians can learn from Burning Man — and how these lessons can be applied to policy and philosophy.
If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoDigital. Follow @CatoEventson Twitter to get future event updates and videos from the Cato Institute.

January 30
Tallinn, Estonia
Libertarian meetup
6:30 pm

Must puudel

Falling asleep in front of the TV