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12 Aug

Libertarian calendar for July

28 Jul
July 28
Arlington, VA

Libertarian Karyoake
9:00 pm

Are you coming to the DC-area for #YALCon15? Join us at #LibertyKaraokeon Tuesday night to kick off the celebration.

Note: This event is not affiliated with Young Americans for Liberty or #YALCon15.

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July 28
Washington, DC

Millennials in politics
6:30 pm

Come discuss what Millennials say about the state of America, race, gay marriage, fear, the future and more.

Hosted by Rare Politics Editor Jack Hunter, the event will take place in front of a LIVE audience with a Q&A session.

Confirmed panelists are:
Olivia Nuzzi – The Daily Beast
Julie Borowski – libertarian personality
Benny Johnson – IJReview.com
Orlando Watson – Republican National Committee

There will be an open bar of craft beer and wine.

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July 28
New York, NY

The New York Libertarian Party 
7:00 PM
Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel
687 Lexington Ave
New York, NY

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July 28
Los Angeles, CA

“Deep Web” screening

***There is limited seating for this event. To reserve your space, you must RSVP to Mary Toledo at mary.toledo@reason.org or 310-391-2245 by Monday, July 27.***

Please join Reason for a screening of the Epix documentary DEEP WEB, which tells the inside story of the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the 31-year-old entrepreneur who was convicted in May of being the mastermind and operator the online black market known as Silk Road. Documentary filmmaker Alex Winter, who wrote, directed, and produced DEEP WEB, will participate in a Q&A session immediately following the screening.

When: Tuesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (movie will begin @ 7:40; Q&A will begin @ 9:15)

Where: Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Mary Toledo at mary.toledo@reason.org or 310-391-2245 by Monday, July 27.


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July 28
Washington, DC

America’s Future Foundation Happy Hour
6:30

  • Madhatter

    1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

If you’re an AFF member, then this is an evening just for you. Just come ready to network – we’ll provide the venue and the drinks.

Our Mid-Summer Soiree will feature invited guests, who are established professionals from a variety of DC career paths.. With a light element of competition to keep things interesting, you could walk away with some great new contacts and prizes. If you’re not yet a member, then now is a perfect time to join!


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July 31 – Saturday, August 1

Illinois Libertarian Party convention

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July 31
Bastiat Prize Contest Deadline

Enter to Win the Bastiat Prize for Journalism and Reason Video Prize

Reason Foundation will award$32,000 in prizes to the writers and filmmakers who best convey the importance of freedom and free markets
Reason Foundation is accepting entries for the 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism and the 2015 Reason Video Prize.

The submission deadline for both prizes is July 31, 2015. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Reason Media Awards dinner on November 10, 2015 in New York City.

Bastiat Prize for Journalism

Journalists, bloggers and other writers are invited to enter their work for the Bastiat Prize, which is awarded to writers who deliver simple, eloquent and witty explanations of complex economic ideas that demonstrate the importance of individual liberty and free markets.

The Bastiat Prize winner will receive $10,000, second-place will earn $5,000 and third-place will collect $1,000.

Entries must have been published in print or online between June 30, 2014 and July 31, 2015, and must be submitted using the online entry form. More information and complete rules are available here
Recent winners of the Bastiat Prize for Journalism include Robert Graboyes (2014, Mercatus Center), Ross Clark (2013, The Times and The Spectator), Anne Jolis (2012, Wall Street Journal Europe), Tom Easton (2011 co-winner, The Economist), and Virginia Postrel (2011 co-winner, Bloomberg News). 

Reason Video Prize

The Reason Video Prize honors short-form, online video, film, and moving pictures that explore, investigate, or enrich libertarian beliefs in individual rights, limited government, and human possibilities.

$16,000 in total prize money will be divided between first ($10,000), second ($5,000) and third ($1,000) prize winners.

Entries must have been published online between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and must be submitted using the online entry form. More information and complete rules are available here.

Past Reason Video Prize winners include Donald Boudreaux and Roman Hargrave (2014, Marginal Revolution University) and Drew Tidwell (2013, Competitive Enterprise Institute).

For more information about the Reason Media Awards, please visit: http://reason.com/reasonmediaawards/awards.php.

Reason Foundation

Reason Foundation is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing free minds and free markets. Reason Foundation produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the award-winning Reason magazine and its website www.reason.com. For more information please visit www.reason.org.

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