Why I Joined Socialist Youth
By Banbha O’Neill
I have been a member of Socialist Youth for two and a half months now and, I have to say, joining is one of the best things I have ever done. I didn’t set out to join when I attended a rally on the refugee crisis. I ran into a friend from school and after the rally had finished she brought me over to introduce me to some of the people from Socialist Youth who invited me to the weekly meeting.
I was a little apprehensive at first but, after hearing one young members speak, I was really impressed by how articulate and informed the young members were. I was so happy to have found people my own age with their eyes open to the changing world around them.
Later that week I had a discussion with a young member which went really well. I found out my politics really aligned with the Socialist Youth. I started to get excited about the idea of having people around me that were willing to fight and take a stand for our place in our local and global community. Two months on and I am having so much fun, I have learned so much from our weekly discussions.