MINUTES: Board of Trustees The Africa Fund April 9, 1987

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
Sometime after April 9, 1987
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe, United Nations
Language: English
Jennifer Davis reported on activities of The Africa Fund in 1986, in particular the fruits of the long focus on corporate involvement in South Africa and efforts to clarify the position of the anti-apartheid movement in opposing corporate withdrawals which leave behind their products and technology. Rev. Leon Sullivan will face a May 31 deadline to call for corporate withdrawal. • Paul Irish reviewed expenditures for Sun City and other overseas projects and funds received in 1987 for ANC refugee projects, a health clinic in South Africa, and a partial redirection of artists' royalties from Sun City to the World Council of Churches to benefit educational work of European anti-apartheid groups. • Davis outlined new projects. These include: a brochure for an "Unlock Apartheid's Jails" campaign to release detainees in South Africa; organizing a national seminar on actions to support Namibian independence, at request of UN Council for Namibia; and continuing educational work about Mozambique, including cooperating with a U.S. video producer on a documentary on the activities of the MNR for U.S. audiences (adapting a film originally made for Swedish TV) and a writing project on Mozambique with Stephanie Urdang. Staff continued to work with activists in several unions on educational outreach and also in the health field (in communication with CHISA (Committee for Health in Southern Africa) and members of NAMDA (National Medical and Dental Association of South Africa) in South Africa) and cultural arena (possibly assisting with a visit to the U.S. in 1988 by Amandla, the internationally recognized concert group of the African National Congress (ANC)). • Lisa Crooms reported on research and publications. • George Houser and Board members expressed appreciation for Frank Montero’s presiding over the Trustees for many years. The minutes mention Robert Boehm, John L.S. Holloman, Gail Hovey, Robert Potter, Marvin Rich, C. Shelby Rooks, M. William Howard, Margaret Marshall, Peter Weiss, Bob Boehm, Hunter College, sanctions, and ACOA (American Committee on Africa).
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections