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2018 Heroes of Courage and Liberty - UCCS

Public Event
Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00 AM
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

As Lawrence W. Reed once said, "heroes inspire others to a noble and universal cause—that all people should be free to live their lives in peace so long as they do no harm to the equal rights of others."

To hear inspiring stories from individuals who've advocated for freedom and persevered under the most extreme circumstances, join us Saturday, September 22nd for a series of empowering talks, compelling short videos, and incredible panel discussions.

Featured Stories & Talks

Michael Lella will share his father’s role in northern Italy during World War II, whose story is the basis for Beneath A Scarlet Sky, a #1 Amazon Best Seller.

Dr. Doan Viet Hoat, one of the “50 World Press Freedom Heroes” of the 20th century, will share his personal story of spending 16 years in communist prisons in Vietnam before his expulsion from the country in 1998.

Dr. Isaac Chung, one of eleven children from a Chinese-Vietnamese refugee family, will share his personal story and the story of his family as told by his brother Vinh in the remarkable recent book, Where the Wind Leads.


Registration Details

This FREE event is for college students, but open to the public. FREE books and lunch will also be available. If you have any questions, contact Jason Riddle at [email protected].

Thanks to Loving Liberty, the Woodford Foundation of Colorado Springs, and the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at UCCS for their co-sponsorship of this program.



09:00 AM - 09:30 AM


09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks: Mr. Lawrence W. Reed

09:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Dr. Doan Viet Hoat: How To Be Free Without Freedom

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Mr. Michael Lella: Beneath A Scarlet Sky, My Father's Legacy

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Short videos

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Mr. Lawrence W. Reed: Heroes Who Have Inspired Me

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM

Short video

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM


02:15 PM - 03:00 PM

Dr. Isaac Chung: My American Journey

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Faculty panel Q & A with audience, moderated by Dr. Josh Dunn

Add this to your calendar:

Saturday 22

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University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, CO

Event Location
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


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