A Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy in Southern Africa
by Jerry Herman, American Friends Service Committee, Call to Conscience Network
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
American Friends Service Committee
Brochure of the Call to Conscience Network (CTC) and memorandum to Chris Root from Jerry Herman of the American Friends Service Committee. In the memorandum Herman tells Root that it would be great if she can give a hand with the newsletter and Brooke Baldwin is the key person involved, that what is need is someone to help develop the Call to Conscience Network in Michigan, and the regional coordinator for Michigan is Fundishi Mpatanishi. The brochure says funeral marchers shot in the back by police in armored trucks, infants slain by random bullets; children rounded up for mass arrest; religious leaders detained without trial; anti-apartheid activists charged with treason; hundreds of political detainees tortured in their cells-such events have dramatized the oppression of 26,000,000 Blacks by the repressive minority White regime in South Africa. The brochure says when you join the Call to Conscience Emergency Response Network, you are participating in a nationwide contingency plan to challenge U.S. support for apartheid. The brochure says we are called to action to demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Southern Africa, and are committed to: the abolition of apartheid, the independence of Namibia, the full empowerment of Blacks in South Africa and Namibia, beginning with one person, one vote in a unitary state, the implementation of total divestment/disinvestment, the imposition of mandatory comprehensive economic sanctions, prohibition of all U.S. collaboration with apartheid, and non-interference and non-intervention in the frontline states. The brochure says CTC is an independent network supported by the following organizations: American Committee on Africa, American Friends Service Committee, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Black United Front, National Free South Africa Movement, National Namibia Concerns, National Political Congress of Black Women, Southern Africa Support Project, TransAfrica, United States Student Association, and Washington Office on Africa. The brochure lists regional coordinators including Bobby Betts, Avel Gordly, Venita Vinson, Billy Marchek, Mickey Dean, Makini Coleman, Daki Napata, Adrienne Taylor, Howard Hawkins, and Adeyeme Bandele. The brochure includes a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. and a photograph of Desmond Tutu. • The Tragedy • What is the CTC Network? • We Are Called To Act • The Process • Public Protest Pledge • Civil Disobedience Pledge
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root