Conference Director: Charlie Gers
Charlie is a Communications major at the University of Minnesota. After moving to Minneapolis from Miami in fall 2016, Charlie became actively involved in the liberty movement; he became an SFL Campus Coordinator, FEE Campus Ambassador, President of College Libertarians at UMN, President of SSDP at UMN, and interned at Young Americans For Liberty. Charlie has also done work with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota—he introduced Gary Johnson at his rally in Minneapolis and then ran for mayor in November 2017. Besides liberty activism, Charlie loves to read, travel, and hang out at coffee shops.
University of Minnesota Conference: “Ending the War on Drugs”
Launched in 1971 President Nixon, the “War on Drugs” has shattered families and communities, skyrocketed the incarceration of thousands of non-violent offenders throughout the nation, and deprived citizens of their basic rights–most importantly, the drug war has been an engine of racial injustice and disparity. The U.S. leads the world in incarceration rates and it is up to our generation to stand up and speak up against laws that overwhelmingly target specific racial, social, and economic groups that deprive their members of the right to individual liberty.