Solidarity Reception with Moses Mayekiso

by Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
April 1, 1993 or a little earlier
4 pages
Type: Program
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: African Buffet • Reception Line with Moses & Mzwanele Mayekiso • Welcome and Solidarity Messages • Featured Speaker • Program for the Solidarity Reception with Moses Mayekiso at Malcolm X College on April 1, 1993. The program says the Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project is honored to welcome Moses Mayekiso to Chicago, and to welcome back Mzwanele Mayekiso. The program says the Alexandra Civic Organization (ACO) and the Chicago City Council linked the two communities in 1990, helping Chicagoans understand the grassroots South African situation and supporting the ACO's efforts to improve life in Alexandra township; the ACO is a model of self-governance in South Africa's townships, and is at the forefront of the grassroots democratic organizations; the ACO has organized resistance to apartheid with boycotts, rent strikes, and campaigns for affordable housing, good education, health clinics, and local transportation; the Alexandra Accord, signed in 1991 by local authorities, was a landmark agreement on non-racial municipal government for the area; faced with state-sponsored violence in recent years, the ACO continues to struggle to implement grassroots democracy and development. The program includes Welcome and Solidarity Messages by Lisa January, Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project; Danny Davis, Commissioner of Cook County; Helen Shiller, Alderperson of the City of Chicago; Rosetta Daylie, Associate Director, Council 31, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Co-Chair, Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid; and Rev. Molefe Tsele, Coordinator, South African International Students Organization. The program says the Featured Speaker is Moses Mayekiso, President, Alexandra Civic Organization; General Secretary, National Union of Metalworkers; and President, South African National Civic Organization. The program includes the lyrics of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika. The program discusses AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), and the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO). [Note: The full name of the National Union of Metalworkers is National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (UMSA).]

Used by permission of former members of the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa.

Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers