Report on Conference on Public Investment and South Africa

by Dumisani Kumalo, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
No date, about mid-June or July 1981
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
3 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report on a national conference about public investment and South Africa attended by 40 state and municipal legislators as well as investment experts, trade unionists, church leaders, academics, and grass roots activists. Attendees included Bill Lucy (Secretary Treasurer of AFSCME and President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists), Dr. Robert Schwartz, Vice- President of Shearson Loeb Rhoades, Inc. and specialists on socially responsible investment including John Harrington (chairperson of the California Governor's Task Force on Public Investment), Randy Barber (Director of Pension and Investment Control Issues in Washington D.C.), and William Schweke of the Washington D.C.-based Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies. The conference was sponsored by American Committee on Africa (ACOA), American Friends Service Committee, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, TransAfrica, United Methodist Office for the United Nations, and the Washington Office on Africa. The report mentions Ambassador B. Akporode Clark, Nigeria, who is also Chairman of the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid, and Senator Julian Bond. The report discusses the Sullivan Principles. The report mentions Senator Ernest Chambers, Assemblyman Al Vann, Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell, Representative Bill Dyson, Representative Virgil Smith, Representative Perry Bullard, Representative Marcia Coggs, Representative Allan Spear, and Representative Karen Clark.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections