with Guest Speakers
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:00 a.m.
Ukrainian East Restaurant
140 Second Avenue @ 9th Street
11:00 a.m. Business Meeting—No Charge
(annual membership to vote is $15)
12:30-4:30 p.m. Luncheon and Speakers:
$40 in advance or $50 at the door – students $25 in advance , $35 at the door
Darian Worden – Center for a Stateless Society
“Darian Worden is an individualist anarchist writer and activist. He
is currently a news analyst at The Center for a Stateless Society, a
co-host of the Thinking Liberty podcast, and a graduate student at The
City College of New York. Darian will be speaking about how anarchism
provides a practical program for maximizing individual liberty.”
Jim Babb – We Won’t Fly Media Success Story:
How principled libertarian activism can be embraced by the mainstream.
James Babb has been a libertarian activist in the Philadelphia area
for the last decade. He has been and LP county chair, two time
Libertarian candidate for the Pennsylvania State Rep., state
convention organizer and LPPa board member. He currently still does
projects with the Montgomery County Libertarian Committee, but has
moved away from political action in favor of more direct libertarian
educational endeavors. His recent activism projects have included
End-the-Fed, FIJA outreach and local eminent domain opposition.
In October of 2010, James Babb and George Donnelly co-founded We Won’t
Fly to raise awareness of TSA abuse and to mobilize grass-roots
resistance. Within days of launching WeWontFly.com, a firestorm of
internet exposure blossomed into widespread media interest across the
James is a self-employed advertising consultant and musician. He is a
father of two young girls that will never set foot in a government
James Ostrowski – Political Class Dismissed
James Ostrowski is a trial and appellate lawyer and libertarian author from Buffalo, New York. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in 1975 and obtained a degree in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1983. In law school, he was writing assistant to Dean David G. Trager, now a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York. He was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the International Law Moot Court Team.
He served as vice-chairman of the law reform committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (1986-88) and wrote two widely quoted reports critical of the law enforcement approach to the drug problem. He was chair of the human rights committee, Erie County Bar Association (1997-1999). He has written a number of scholarly articles on the law on subjects ranging from drug policy to the commerce clause of the constitution.
His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Buffalo News, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Legislative Gazette. His policy studies have been published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Ludwig von Mises Institute at Auburn University, and the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. His articles have been used as course materials at numerous colleges including Brown, Rutgers and Stanford.
Presently, he is an adjunct scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and a columnist for two of the largest political websites in the world, Mises.org and LewRockwell.com.
He and his wife Amy live in North Buffalo with their two children.