This weekend I head up to sunny Clacton on sea in Essex for a weekend of political debate and democratic discussion.
This will be my first congress as I had just joined the party last year. I am really looking forward to it and hopefully get to meet lot of new people and old faces too.
The weekend is broken into 3 sections, Saturday political discussion on 2011 and what we can learn from the struggles last year and looking ahead to 2012 and what may unfold and our perspectives for the coming yarn.
On the Sunday we have an organisational day of branch building dealing with various roles such as our paper the socialist financial matters and recruitment too.
In the afternoon we will then discuss matters relating to the youth sections with reports back from our interventions in the workfare protests and also looking back at the Jarrow march of last year and the coming student walk outs which i have blogged about on here too.
On the monday there will be reports from all of our different sections in the CWI our international with as many as 40 different sections on every continent on the planet. That bit alone should be fascinating i think.
I can’t go into too much detail here on the inn’s and out’s of it all I will be able to after and I will be aiming to give a little report feedback next week sometime.
But with so much going on at the moment with things changing even as we speak there is much to discuss and find our position on.
I am told it’s a very democratic event and that I will gain a lot from it. I can’t wait. Hope to meet others there too with similar views to myself.
All that is coming safe trip up and look forward to seeing you there.