Sorry for posting two days in a row! I just wanted to draw your attention to two events coming up, which Plaid Cymru Youth is proud to be supporting.
This Saturday 26 May 2012, Plaid Pride will host its relaunch at the Chapter Arts Centre on Market Road in Cardiff at 14.00. The group was launched at the Cardiff Spring Conference in 2010 and annual events have been held at the Cardiff Wales Mardi Gras.
The purpose of this meeting is to reorganise the group before this summer's events and the annual party conference. Items for discussion will include the UK government's equal civil marriage consultation, group organisation, and activities in which Plaid Pride may be involved in 2012 (e.g. Cardiff Wales Mardi Gras, Swansea Pride). The meeting date coincides with the Eurovision song contest being held that evening - there will be a delegation into the City Centre afterwards!
On Friday 1 June 2012, we will be supporting the people behind Cardiff Bay Republican Day as they launch a petition against military recruitment in schools in Wales. The United Kingdom is the only country in the European Union that allows this to happen, and time and again, we have seen the military giving presentations in schools to recruit our young people into the Armed Forces. Often, those young people feel that their only option in life is to join the Forces or live on the dole, and we believe that is wrong. I will be giving a short speech at the event, so come along to sign the petition and have a frank discussion about this issue.
The meeting's at 19.00 at the Temple of Peace and Health on King Edward VII Avenue in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff.
Then on Tuesday 5 June 2012, the group will meet again in Mischief's Café Bar on James Street in Cardiff Bay at 19.00 to give you another opportunity to sign the petition and to hear some different people speaking (not me, this time) including Mike Jenkins, father of Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales West, Bethan Jenkins.
For more information on the Plaid Pride relaunch, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/223736867741113/
For more information on the Cardiff Bay Republican Day event at the Temple of Peace, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/345406628860121/
For more information on the Cardiff Bay Republican Day event at Mischief's, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/394532667237096/
Plaid Cymru Youth is proud to be supporting all of these events, and we hope that you'll be able to join us to give your support too.
Cerith Rhys Jones