LABOR WELCOMES NELSON MANDELA: An Evening of Solidarity with the People of South Africa

by Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
July 7, 1993
6 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents:  WELCOME NELSON MANDELA • AN URGENT PLEA • RALLY PROGRAM • THANKS • SOLIDARITY FOREVER • CO-SPONSORS • The welcoming statement to Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress, recalls his release from prison three years ago after 27 years. South Africans will vote next year in a democratic election without regard to race, ushering in a new South Africa, born of decades of resistance, sacrifice and hope. The program explains that this event aims to raise $100,000 for voter education in next year's election in South Africa. Some unions have already contributed $5,000; there is still a long way to go. The program includes a PLEDGE form and reply envelope. The rally program includes MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES Jacqueline Vaughn, President, Chicago Federation of Teachers; MUSIC by Mark Durham & The Free South Africa Band; INVOCATION by Rev. Elmer L. Fowler, Third Baptist Church of Chicago; AFL-CIO WELCOME by Michael Burton, Chicago Federation of Labor; IL LABOR NETWORK AGAINST APARTHEID REMARKS by Rosetta Daylie, Council 31, American Federation of County and Municipal Employees; MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY by Tony Kujawa, District 12, United Mine Workers; INTRODUCTION OF NELSON MANDELA by Jack Parton, District 31, United Steelworkers; REQUEST FOR HELP by Isiah Thomas, Local 241, Amalgamated Transit Union; and PRESENTATIONS by Basil Clunie, Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement and Eugene Moats, Council 1 Service Employees International Union. Co-sponsors are AFL-CIO, Region 1; AFL-CIO, Illinois State; AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor; Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union; Amalgamated Transit Union--Local 241 & Local 308; American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1395; American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees--Council 31 & Local 2000; American Federation of Teachers/IFT- Chicago Teachers Union/L/ 1 & University Professionals of Illinois/L.4100; American Postal Workers Union--Bulk Mail/Chicago; O'Hare/Midway & South Suburban Bakery, Confectionary & Tobacco Workers Union, Locals 1, 2, 300 & 552; Coalition of Labor Union Women , Chicago Chapter; Communications Workers of America, District 4; Cook County Hospital House Staff Association; Graphic Communications International Union, Local 458; Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union, Local 1; Illinois Education Association /Urbana; Illinois Nurses Association, District 21; International Association of Machinists, District 8; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1031; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Council 25; International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Midwest Region; National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 11; Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union, Chicago Joint Bd. ; Service Employees International Union, Council; The Newspaper Guild/Chicago; United Auto Workers, Region 4United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers, District 11 & Local 1114; United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Region 11; and United Steelworkers of America. District 31. The brochure also mentions Jarvis Williams, SEIU. Charlene Snelling, AFT, AFSCME, Steve Trossman, Louise Sullivan, Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the Illinois Nurses Association, the African American Police League, Charles Stott, Margaret Blackshere, Evelyn Jones, Norman Coleman, R.I. Williams, Joe Costigan, Ann Kelly, Shavonne Perpena, Kathy Devine, and Harold Rogers.
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers