|Me (second from left) chillin’ with Respect for Life officers
Your SPL president Kelsey Hazzard here. On Saturday evening, I spoke at Fordham University in the Bronx, where I was hosted by the wonderful young men and women of Fordham University Respect for Life. Unexpectedly, the audience was entirely pro-life.* This rarely happens when I speak at a college campus—there are usually at least a few pro-choicers who are curious and/or dedicated enough to show up, which is what makes the Q & A sessions so fun—and the presentation is prepared with a mixed audience in mind. So I went off-script and we wound up having a fabulous conversation about pro-life strategy, leadership skills, and relational apologetics.
And that’s why there’s no video of the talk. Sorry.
This was our last speaking engagement for the fall semester. Student groups, it’s never too early to start planning for the spring! If you’re part of a student pro-life organization and want an SPL speaker to come to your campus (me for the east coast, my colleague Monica Snyder for the west coast), start the process by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re very affordable: you pay travel costs only, no honorarium, and we’ll even stay in the dorms so you don’t have to pay for a hotel.
Our next events will be the March for Life, Walk for Life, and corresponding Students for Life of America conferences. For more information about those, visit our website under “Upcoming Events.”
*We didn’t expect it because, although Fordham is a Jesuit institution, it doesn’t have a conservatively Catholic campus culture. (The school even hosted Peter Singer a few years back, much to the chagrin of conservatives.) The student body is fairly diverse, and Respect for Life’s president is a mainline Protestant.