Expanded Southern Africa Work in the Peace Education Division

by Nationwide Peace Education Committee, American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
May 19, 1976
Publisher: American Friends Service Committee
7 pages
Memorandum to Members of the AFSC Board of Directors. The memorandum says two factors contribute to a heightened sense of the importance of southern Africa for AFSC Peace Education work: (1) Bill Sutherland's work in Africa during the past year and a half, and his visits in AFSC regions have stimulated greater interest in southern Africa issues; (2) recent events in southern Africa, especially in Angola, have increased the visibility of the area for Americans generally. The memorandum discusses Henry Kissinger, Kissinger's Lusaka speech, George Houser, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), Eastern Europe, Jim Bristol, Eva Gold, David Sogge, Ginny Hill, Ron Young, CIA involvement in Angola, mercenaries, the Ford administration, U.S. corporations, white-dominated states, Rhodesia, apartheid, independence, Investments of U.S. financial institutions and transnational corporations, NASA, gold, armed resistance, the USSR, armed violence, bantustans, liberation movements, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation), the New Economic Order, U.S. troops, arms sales, military aid, U.S. intelligence activity, investments, loans, corporate expansion, the Third World Coalition, the Byrd Amendment, NARMIC, labor unions, the UAW (United Automobile Workers), the National Council of Churches, the Friends Committee on Corporate Responsibility, and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. • Importance of Southern Africa • Twin Needs • Constituencies • Resources • PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL • Introduction • Two Levels of Program • Program Implementation • (a) Grass-roots effort • (b) Influencing the power elites • Need for Focus • Staffing and Funding
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections