Hello and welcome to the first of our monthly blogs from Georgia - London CND’s staff member. I’ll be writing once a month or so to keep you updated on London CND’s activities, and give you an insight into the work I’m doing! If you have any questions, or there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear about, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
May started out, as every other month does, with sending out PeaceLine. PeaceLine is our bi-monthly physical newsletter; it goes out to around 300 people, and it’s A3 and double-sided so it’s quite a task printing, copying, folding and mailing it out. I often have lovely volunteers in to help out - if you’d be keen to come and lend a hand, please do get in touch!
We kicked off our events for May with an event at SOAS on the topic of social justice and nuclear disarmament. I invited three speakers - Green Party Deputy Leader Amelia Womack, London CND Vice-Chair Bruce Kent, and Labour CND member Ian Chamberlain. We had a decent audience and a lively discussion - you can read a full round-up here!
This month, I started work (very early!) on preparations for Freshers’ Week at universities in September. For lots of universities, there are requirements to have a society set up well in advance in order to register for the Freshers’ Fair, so I’ve been making contact with Youth and Student CND as well as students who have previously been involved or come to our events, to talk about how I can support them to get those societies established.
Carol and I had a great meeting with a young sixth-former who is passionate about international politics and keen to do a work placement with us over the summer. We’re really excited about this, and can’t wait to start working with her! Hopefully, you’ll hear from her on this blog once she starts work here.
We’re beginning to start work now on our Hiroshima commemoration activities. If you’d like to be involved with this, please do drop me an email - email@example.com.
Don’t forget, we also have a volunteers hub where you can let us know how you’d like to be involved!