ACOA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING June 6, 1979 MINUTES

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, sometime after June 6, 1979 and before the next Executive Board meeting 
2 pages
Contents: Attendance • 2. Financial report • 3. Four summer interns (Terri Ann Lowenthal - Cornell, Karen Lopilato - UC Berkeley, Dominique Colon - Princeton, Michael Shafer - Harvard) • 4. Staff changes • 5. Research and literature • 6. Medical shipments • 7. Bank Campaign • 8. Nominating Committee • 9. Other items, including correspondence from the Soviet author Oleg Ignatyev noting that he would take George Houser's response into consideration in future publications of his book, “Secret Weapons in Africa.” • 10. Telegram to the White House opposing the lifting of Rhodesian sanctions • 11. Houser and Richard Knight trips with POLISARIO to Western Sahara • 12. The subcommittee working on a public statement on the "Sullivan Principles" has met and reviewed an initial draft • 13. Status of negotiations on a settlement for Namibia • The minutes say hearings which ACOA proposed to the UN Special Committee on Apartheid, with Canadian, European representatives and Houser speaking for ACOA were held June 6; following the hearings, letters to the Secretary General have gone asking for investigation of UN holdings and pension funds. The minutes mention Truman Dunn, research staff, Lynn Goodwin, a new listing of colleges divesting stocks in South Africa related companies, a study of Fluor Corporation, divestment, $45,000 in medicines from a major pharmaceutical company going to Namibian refugees in Angola and Saharan refugees in Algeria, a shipment for Zimbabwe refugees in Mozambique from North Carolina, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Dumisani Kumalo, international human rights internship program, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Josephine Buck Jones, Hostos Community College, Stephanie Urdang, The Rev. S. Gary Oniki, Office for Church in Society of the United Church of Christ, Richard Lapchick, American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society, resignation of F.A.O. Schwarz Jr., Tilden LeMelle, Robert Potter, The Rt. Rev. Paul Moore, Dick Gregory, M. William Howard, the National Council of Churches, Paul O'Dwyer, Stanley Sheinbaum, The Africa Fund advisory committee, Allard Lowenstein, William Booth, Adelaide Schulkind, William Johnston, Gail Morlan, Michael Davis, Dorothy Hibbert, Robert Browne, Leonard Jeffries, Timothy Smith, Paul Irish, Jennifer Davis, and COBLSA (Campaign to Oppose 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