[Dear Friend, We hope the new year finds you in good health and spirits.]

by Damu Smith, Imani Countess, Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
Washington, DC, United States
January 13, 1987
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing including a cover letter and leaflet about the First Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium on Southern Africa on January 29-31, 1987 at Shiloh Baptist Church. This three-day conference on South Africa's regional aggression is sponsored by the Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund in cooperation with the Coalition for a New Foreign Policy and WPFW Radio Station 89.3 FM and supported by the Howard University Student Association. The event will contribute to discussion of strategies for the U.S. anti-apartheid movement. The mailing includes a leaflet "TOTAL STRATEGY": APARTHEID'S REGIONAL WAR. Thursday events include Community Reception and Community Rally Against Apartheid Aggression with keynote speaker Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder of the National Rainbow Coalition. Friday events include a film showing, a destabilization plenary, and panels on Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland; and Special Targets of South African Aggression: Angola and Mozambique. Saturday events include a film showing and panels on Namibia, Destabilization: A View from the National Liberation Movements, and SADCC and Regional Efforts to End Apartheid Hegemony, and a session on Action Against Apartheid's Aggression - Strategies for the U.S. Movement. Speakers and panelists are His Excellency Helmut Angula, SWAPO Permanent Observer to the United Nations; Dr. Fantu Cheru, African Studies Department, American University; Imani Countess, Project Coordinator, Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund; Lisa Crooms, National Alliance of African Youth and Students; Kevin Danaher, Institute for Food Policy; Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa; Ralston Deffenbaugh, Director, Office on World Community Lutheran World Ministries; Adwoa Dunn, Legislative Aide for the House Subcommittee on Africa; Robert Edgar, African Studies and Research Program, Howard University; Nashilongo Katrina Elago, representative of a Namibian Women's Group; His Excellency Valeriano Ferrao, Ambassador of the People's Republic of Mozambique; Kathy Flewellen, Associate Director, Washington Office, the American Friends Service Committee; His Excellency Edmond Garwe, Ambassador of Zimbabwe. Dr. Sylvia Hill, Free South Africa Movement Steering Committee. His Excellency Serara T. Ketlogetswe, Ambassador of Botswana; Thabo Mbeki, member, National Executive Committee, African National Congress; Bill Minter, author of King Solomon's Mines Revisited; Neo Mnumzana, Chief Representative of the African National Congress to the United Nations; Itumeleng Mokate, member, African National Congress; Ntalaja Nzongola, African Studies and Research Program, Howard University; David Reed, Executive Director, Coalition for a New Foreign Policy; Damu Smith, Executive Director, Washington Office on Africa; Carol Thompson, Political Science Department, University of Southern California; Matt Walker, Coalition for a New Foreign Policy; Ronald Walters, Political Science Department, Howard University; and The Honorable Andrew Young, Mayor of Atlanta.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections