Now in the final year of my degree, the decision to go to UCT’s ‘Plaza Week’ (the event at which you can sign up for whatever society manages to catch your eye) was made more out of a desire to see friends I hadn’t seen in the three-month vacation more than it was to sign up for any society. While strolling the Plaza looking at the full range of stalls from the anti-abortionists (sigh) to UCT’s LGBT+ community, RainbowUCT, I came to The Cape Town Globalist. As you could guess from the title or my tweets (assuming you follow me on Twitter; if you don’t, my handle is @AidanBizony), I signed up with them.
Tonight was the first meeting of the year for the society. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect and was just a tad cynical. Having left there less than three hours ago, I am truly surprised by them and am willing to work with them on an ongoing basis. If everything outlined tonight comes to fruition, I think it could be the start of a brilliant relationship.
The Cape Town Globalist, related to the international group ‘Globalist 21,’ is “UCT’s student international affairs magazine” (to quote their tagline) that is aiming at community outreach, awareness, and promoting discourse between student writers. Given the direction I’m hoping that The Disability Diaries goes to in the near future, some kind of an affiliation with The Globalist could be highly beneficial to both parties.
Going forward, I’m hoping to get The Disability Diaries involved with The Globalist over the next year. So if you like the blog or you simply like reading these articles to procrastinate, I highly recommend checking out The Globalist. I have a feeling some great work is to come.