by United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism, Vince Klingler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, sometime after January 27, 1977
Publisher: United People's Campaign against Apartheid and Racism
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Minutes of the January 27, 1977 meeting of the United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism (UPCARR). Roz Purnell presented problems that had held up developing the new program and discussed how it simplified and clarified many ideas that surfaced in the discussion. One clarification was that “community" refers to a neighborhood organization or a group with a particular constituency (i.e. House of Umoja, Puerto Rican Workshop, Kensington Action Now, Black Independent Political Movement, School for all Ages, or the Rank and File Movement). The series would begin with a film such as LAST GRAVE AT DIMBAZA, with a presentation focused on conditions in Southern Africa. The second showing would focus on the people’s struggle against the oppression, utilizing A LUTA CONTINUA and having a member of one of the Liberation Movements join us in presenting the present situation in Southern Africa. The third program would look at the end result of the struggle for Liberation using O POVO ORGANIZADO and discussing building of a people’s state in Mozambique and Angola. The minutes discuss Program for the Spring, Committees (Outreach, Presentation, Production, Education, and Phone Tree), Michael Simmons, Diane Edwards, Beth Perry, Jerry Silberman, Bob Bucker, oppression, the white Community, the Black Community, the WHAT YOU CAN DO leaflet, the film 20th CENTURY SLAVERY,  a mass activity on March 20 commemorating Sharpeville, the SEPTA Coalition, community organizations, organizations doing work in their neighborhoods or constituency, laying the foundation for and building a mass movement, a strong mailing list, demonstrations, socialism, the struggle for liberation internationally, majority rule beyond just putting Black faces into cabinets, the relationship between anti-communism in relation to Cuban involvement, Andy Young, the U.S. political scene, the Civil Rights Movement, racism, sports, slavery, apartheid, and wage slavery.
Used by permission of a former member of United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers