The Washington Office on Africa and the Africa Policy Information Center

by Washington Office on Africa, Africa Policy Information Center
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, July 1993?
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa
2 pages
This leaflet describes the history and mission of the Washington Office on Africa (WOA). It was founded in 1972 as a lobbying organization by a coalition of religious denominations and trade unions. The Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund (WOAEF) was approved as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1978. The mandate of both organizations was to support the movement for freedom from white-minority rule in southern Africa, and to serve as a resource for the broader anti-apartheid network, including churches, unions, other anti-apartheid groups and other non-governmental organizations. Since 1990, the Washington Office on Africa has expanded its scope of work beyond southern Africa to issues affecting grassroots African interests throughout the continent. The WOAEF has been transformed into the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC), also with a continent-wide mandate. The leaflet discusses the congressional arena, the Southern Africa Working Group, the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, the Africa Office of the National Council of Churches, Zaire, legislation, Washington Notes on Africa, and action alerts. • Be a part of the Washington Office on Africa Advocacy Network • Inform yourself, educate the community, link up with APIC’s educational network • Sponsors of the Washington Office on Africa • Previous Directors of WOA • Current Director • Board of Directors of the Africa Policy Information Center 
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Aubrey McCutcheon Southern Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections