From: Rochester Delegation of the Genesee Ecumenical Ministries to South Africa

by Genesee Ecumenical Ministries
with James Pritchard
Rochester, New York, United States
Undated, about May 16, 1981
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Press release by a Rochester church-and-community delegation to South Africa expressing outrage that its second application for visas to South Africa has not been confirmed as their departure time nears. Sponsored locally by the Genesee Ecumenical Ministries by invitation of the South African Black Dutch Reformed Church, the team plans to (a) meet with church people in order to learn firsthand about the role of churches in South Africa, (b) visit U.S. corporations, government and media representatives, and (c) deliver a fund for scholarships in South Africa for Black South African students. The press release says the group feels that the denial of visas is justification to join with the campaign to oppose bank loans to South Africa, support state and local initiatives calling for the transfer of funds from U.S. banks and industries in South Africa, and call for the divestment of U.S. corporate interests in South Africa.
Used by permission of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Archives of the Greater Rochester (NY) Community of Churches.
Collection: Rochester anti-apartheid movement (Richard S. Gilbert collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections