UK WILPF are excited to announce that we have teamed up with our allies Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (GMDCND) to host a Lobby Training Day in relation to the U.N Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The event will take place Saturday 8 September, 10.30am – 16.00 pm at Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, M4 7HR Manchester.
The U.N Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a ground-breaking document which places obligations and prohibitions on ratifying states, making disarmament and eventual peace a real possibility. However, the UK has refused to sign and boycotted all negotiations.
Following the incredible success of the training day in London, this event will consist of information sessions where you can learn more about the specifics of the Treaty and its role in the UK context. Furthermore, we will also be hosting training workshops to build communications skills and lobbying methods, so that participants can feel confident in lobbying their MPs to sign the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge and commit to facilitating the UK in becoming the first nuclear weapon country to sign.
We will have a range of influential speakers and trainers, including Janet Fenton (International Campaigner for ICAN & Vice Chair for Scottish CND) and Sean Morris (Principal Policy and Research Officer at Manchester City Council & Secretary for Nuclear Free Local Authorities).
This event is free to attend. Lunch will be provided by wonderful non-profit Real Food Junk Yard and any donations made on the day will go directly to them.
To register your attendance, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more on the event’s Facebook page here.
We hope to see you there!