Sister Community Action Update

by United States-South Africa Sister Community Project
San Francisco, California, United States
Winter 1989
5 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: BUILDING A NEW ANTI-APARTHEID STRATEGY IN THE UNITED STATES • LOUISVILLE TAKES STEPS TO HELP SAVE EMBATTLED COMMUNITY • St. Paul adopts South African township as sister city • GOALS OF THE US-SOUTH AFRICA SISTER COMMUNITY PROJECT • VOICES OF SUPPORT FROM INSIDE SOUTH AFRICA • SISTER COMMUNITY UPDATES • St. Paul Residents Help Stall Eviction Deadline • Berkeley Helps Force Release of Detainees • MILWAUKEE FORMS LINKAGE WITH POTSDAM • Newsletter and cover letter. The newsletter says two years of discussions in South Africa and the United States led to the establishment of the United States-South Africa Sister Community Project. The group works closely with the major anti-apartheid organizations in South Africa and is endorsed by the United Democratic Front (UDF), Black Sash, the Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa (IDASA), and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Project already has helped to establish linkages between four U.S. cities and threatened black communities in South Africa. The newsletter quotes Aznar Cachalia of the UDF; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Ethel Walt, Black Sash; and Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert of IDASA. It also includes a cartoon DAY BY DAY by Abe Berry. The newsletter mentions progressive communities, Louisville, Kentucky, Alderman Reginald K. Meeks, the Group Areas Act, the Kleinskool Action Committee, South African Ambassador Piet Koornhof, the Group Areas Board, apartheid government officials, church, labor and community activists, Lawaaikamp, Oukasie, President P.W. Botha, a mixed "coloured" and black community, forced removals, the St. Paul-Lawaaikamp Sister Community Support Committee, the State Department, the US Embassy, Rev. Alan Boesak, Rev. Frank Chikane, the South African Council of Churches  (SACC), lawyers from the Legal Resources Center, evictions, Mayor Loni Hancock, Congressman Ron Dellums, detentions, Berkeley-Oukaise Support Committee, the Bay Area community, Geoff Budlender, the Milwaukee City Council, Birmingham, Atlanta, Wichita, and Philadelphia.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers