Thursday 19 March: Meeting cancelled
We've decided to postpone our Kingston Amnesty meeting due on Thursday 19 March, and also to put off any campaigning in the market place in Kingston, while the risk of infection remains high. We still have a date to provide coffee and cakes at the Methodist Church cafe on Saturday 28 March. We assume we won't go ahead with this unless the church says that it's important from their point of view that the regular Saturday cafe continues. If so, Hugh will contact a few people to ask for help with this.
In February, we held a second meeting with students of Kingston University's School of Design (there were about 200 students there) to see the films and campaigning projects that they had developed as part of their practical on designing campaigns. As always, there were some great ideas that students had come up with, and Abby Grant has kept some of the exhibits so that they can be used by others for street campaigning.
In January, we held a meeting with Kingston Churches Action Against Homelessness, which highlighted the need for more volunteers locally to help with homelessness, and more pressure nationally for policies to end the scandal that a country with the UK's resources doesn't put a roof over everyone's heads.
Keep well! And please add Amnesty to the list of friends and supporters you can call on if you need help over the coming weeks.