Press Release: The international effort to end bank loans to South Africa Gained New Impetus this weekend
by Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa, American Committee on Africa
with Dumisani S. Kumalo
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
July 22, 1979
Representatives from eleven regions in the United States as well as Canada and England met at a Coordinating Committee of the Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa (COBLSA) in Minneapolis. They committed themselves to expanding their program designed to stem the flow of financial assistance to the apartheid regime. The Coordinating Committee made plans to strengthen ties with labor unions, civil rights groups, students, religious and community organizations. It also pledged to support efforts to end the redlining practices of banks that also lend to South Africa. Representatives at the meeting were from American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC), both based in New York, and from Toronto, Montreal, London, California, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, D.C., New York, Minnesota, and Illinois.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive