ACOA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING September 19, 1979

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, sometime after September 19, 1979 and before the next Executive Board meeting in December
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • 4. Reports • a. George Houser reported on summer interns from Harvard, Cornell, UC Berkeley and Princeton. • b. New literature being produced (reported by Truman Dunn) and literature sales (Richard Knight) • c. Paul Irish reviewed shipments of medicines to Namibian refugees in Angola, Saharan refugees in Algeria, Zimbabwe refugees in Mozambique, and future cooperation with the National Hospital Workers Union. • d. Houser reported that initial signatories were obtained for the "Sullivan Principles" public statement. • e. Ena Fox, formerly with LNS news service, had taken over layout responsibilities; Josh Nessen, a graduate student with the South Africa Catalyst Project, will work on campus actions as a work-study student. • f. Dumisani Kumalo reported on the bank campaign. • g. Messages were sent to President Carter expressing shock that he accepted Ambassador Young's resignation given his important contributions to U.S.-African relations. • 4. Tilden LeMelle, treasurer, reported on the financial situation. • 5. Richard Lapchick, chairperson of the American Committee for Equality in Sport & Society, reported on work to oppose fight in South Africa between black American John Tate and white South African Gerrie Coetzee. • 6. Western Sahara • 7. Washington Scene • 8. Zimbabwe and Namibia negotiations • The minutes mention M. William Howard, John Conyers, William Booth, Franklin Williams, Wyatt Tee Walker, Craig Howard, ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility), the research program, Paul Walker, the Lutheran Coalition on Southern Africa, Clergy & Laity Concerned, MPLA, message of condolence sent to Angolan U.N. Mission regarding the death of President Agostinho Neto, Bob Arum, NBC Sports, the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa, independent African athletes, television rights, withhold interviews of African athletes at the Olympics, a demonstration outside NBC-New York, openly end any restrictions on Morocco’s use of U.S. arms in Western Sahara, letter to the editor of the New York Times, testimony before the House Subcommittee on Africa, counter-insurgency aircraft and helicopters, Congressman Solarz, amendment to a military appropriations bill in the Senate to drop sanctions against Rhodesia, House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Melvin Price, Secretary of Defense Brown, Secretary of State Vance, Senator Stennis, Bishop Muzorewa, the Patriotic Front, ZANU, ZAPU, a U.N. settlement for Namibia, SWAPO, the front-line states, detention, escalation of the war, northern Namibia, Annette Hutchins-Felder, William Johnston, Elizabeth Landis, Edgar Lockwood, Washington Office on Africa (WOA), Marvin Rich, Adelaide Schulkind, Marshall Brown, Josephine Buck-Jones, Dorothy Hibbert, Edward May, Jay Jacobson, Stephanie Urdang, Gail Morlan, S. Garry Oniki, Michael Davis, David Lampel, Jennifer Davis, and COBLSA (Campaign Against Bank Loans to South Africa).
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections