[Dear Sisters and Brothers, On July 7, the Illinois Labor Network sponsored the union rally welcoming Nelson Mandela to Chicago.]

by Kathy Devine, Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
July 27, 1993
Publisher: Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says on July 7, the Illinois Labor Network sponsored the union rally welcoming Nelson Mandela to Chicago. It was organized on short notice to salute Mandela and raise money for the first-ever democratic election in South African history to be held in April of 1994. The election in South Africa has only been made possible because of people like you who have kept the pressure on apartheid. It was a proud moment for all of us who organized the rally because many people pitched in to help and everyone did their job; a warm thank you is due to the Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois State AFL-CIO and Region 1 AFL-CIO, as well as to some fabulous union organizers. Special credit goes to the unions which have long been part of the anti-apartheid movement. The mailing asks people to send in a contribution if you or your union have not yet contributed. The job ahead for Nelson Mandela and the mass democratic movement in South Africa is monumental; they need your help. A video on the labor rally is being produced. The mailing also includes a flyer on an event on August 6 commemorating South African Women's Day, sponsored by Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW).   [Note: Most likely this mailing was sent out on Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid letterhead.]
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers