This is a past event. Registration is closed. View other YCP Columbus events.

As President of Students for Life of America (SFLA), Kristan Hawkins has spent more than 16 years building a national network of more than 1,400 student-lead groups in more than 50 states, layering campus activism now with political engagement through Students for Life Action, which she also heads. 


With the Students for Life team, Kristan has launched key initiatives to mobilize pro-life activists such as the Campaign for Abortion Free, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement. Recently, she and her team are leading the pro-life movement's response to the proliferation of dangerous Chemical Abortion Pills at This school year, her team will have one million conversations with Gen Z, those most targeted by the abortion industry, converting 10-20% of those they reach.


Each year, Kristan travels across the nation to speak on college campuses such as UC-Berkeley, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Ohio State University to educate our youth on the horrors of abortion. Video clips from these tours have been viewed tens of millions of times. She hosts a bi-weekly podcast called Explicitly Pro-Life where she interviews leaders such as Alveda King, Dennis Prager, and Charlie Kirk. Kristan regularly appears in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR and has been interviewed by every major television network in America. 


A frequent speaker and media analyst, Kristan's expertise includes abortion, feminism, disability advocacy, and healthcare as she navigates the social conditions and public policy that impacts the human rights issue of our day.


Kristan had the honor to announce the reversal of Roe v. Wade on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24th, 2022, witnessing the end of the Supreme Court's roadblock to state and federal engagement on abortion. Since launching Students for Life, the Pro-Life Generation has been given a voice in Kristan, and, with her help, they are using that voice to demand an end to abortion and a nation that truly "loves them both."