WEST COAST CONFERENCE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENTS OF SOUTH AFRICA (ANC) AND NAMIBIA (SWAPO)

by Nancy Walker, Gus Newport, John George, Carole Nelson, David Reed, Geraldine Johnson, Cati Okorie, Kanika Ajanaku, Blanche Bebb, Leo Robinson, Willie Thompson, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, San Francisco Anti-Apartheid Committee, National Conference of Black Lawyers, Bay Area Free South Africa Movement, Southern Africa Freedom Committee/All Peoples Congress, American Federation of Teachers
San Francisco, California, United States
March 18, 1986
Publisher: Bay Area Free South Africa Movement, American Federation of Teachers, Associated Students of the University of California, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, National Conference of Black Lawyers, San Francisco Anti-Apartheid Committee, Southern Africa Freedom Committee/All Peoples Congress
3 pages
The mailing says the situation in Southern Africa is intensifying as people all over South Africa are heeding the call of the African National Congress (ANC) to make the country ungovernable. The people of Namibia, under the leadership of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), are on the offensive as well. Meanwhile, the Reagan administration's stand toward South Africa gives tacit support to the racist Botha regime. The U.S. solidarity movement should intensify its offensive. In cooperation with the ANC and SWAPO, we call for a WEST COAST CONFERENCE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE NATIONAL LIBERATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (ANC) AND NAMIBIA (SWAPO) on June 27-29, 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The conference will include high-level officials of the ANC and SWAPO and will discuss material aid, divestment of university and other public funds, boycotts, cutting off of trade, closures of South African consulates, and legislative campaigns to put teeth into Reagan's empty sanctions. The mailing also publicizes nationwide demonstrations on June 14 marking the tenth anniversary of the Soweto uprising. The mailing discusses the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Mayor of Berkeley; Alameda County Board of Supervisors; Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley; the Southern Africa Freedom Committee/All Peoples Congress; the San Francisco Council of Churches; Service Employees International Union, Local 250 Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee; the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 10 Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee; and American Federation of Teachers, Local 2121 Anti-Apartheid Committee.
Used by permission of David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.
Collection: Portland Anti-Apartheid Materials (Elizabeth Ussher Groff Collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections