NB. We are no longer releasing tickets for this event. We anticipate there to be plenty of space on the day but priority will go to those who have registered in advance. Thank you.
CND Open Conference - New political times, new campaigning methods? - Sunday 23rd October 2016
A day of discussions, meetings and workshops about tactics and techniques for peace, anti-nuclear and social justice campaigners.
This event will be open to the public and be an opportunity to share ideas, learn about other campaigns and plan for the year ahead.
The agenda is below.
9.00 – 10.00: Registration
10.00 – 10.15: Opening address: Dave Webb, Chair of CND - ‘What’s going on in politics and how does it affect our campaigning?’
10.15 – 11.30: Panel discussion: Campaigning techniques – What works?
- Ben Sellers, who ran the Jeremy for Leader social media campaign: digital organising
- Kat Hobbs, from Campaign Against the Arms Trade: using direct action
- Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles: working with Parliamentarians and political parties
- Aaron Bastani, founder of Novara Media: 21st century media landscape
- Sean Morris, from Nuclear Free Local Authorities: working with local councils and Mayors for Peace
11.30 – 11.45: Refreshments
11.45 – 12.45: Workshops
- After Conference: An Alternative Foreign Policy for Labour (with Labour CND)
- Challenges and opportunities for campaigning against nuclear weapons in modern day Scotland (with Scottish CND)
- Relaunch of Green CND meeting (with Green CND)
- Peace campaigning through the Church - waking the sleeping giant (with Christian CND)
12.45 – 13.45: Lunch
Lunch will not be provided but there are many shops and cafes nearby.
(At 13.25, during the lunch break, Matt Hawkins from ICAN UK will give a briefing about their project on nuclear weapons convoys - Nukes of Hazard!)
13.45 – 14.45: Workshops
- For a nuclear-free future: campaigning at universities and colleges (with Youth & Student CND, plus a quick YSCND AGM)
- The Ban Treaty - Campaigning against Trident with Humanitarian Law and the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty (with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)
- Beyond Nuclear? - towards a safe, secure and renewable energy future (with the Beyond Nuclear coaltion, focusing on nuclear power issues)
14.45 – 15.00: Closing remarks
At 3pm there will be a historical/political tour of Manchester, led by local CND man Steve Roman. A great chance to see the sights and learn about Manchester’s history of radical politics.
At 3pm, there will be a standalone event organised by local Lib Dems, in which we will hear about the Lib Dems' ongoing review into nuclear weapons policy and engage with the process. All welcome.
NB. All details are provisional and subject to change