San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, about May or early June 1986
1 page
Leaflet advertising the West Coast Regional Conference in Solidarity with The Struggling Peoples of Southern Africa, June 27-29, 1986 at San Francisco State University Campus. The leaflet says the conference is organized in cooperation with the African National Congress (ANC) and the South West Africa Peoples' Organization (SWAPO). The leaflet says on Friday evening there will be a special panel on the similarities and differences between the U.S. civil rights movement and the struggle for national liberation. The leaflet says Saturday workshops are: The Role of U.S. Labor in the Struggle for Majority Rule, Changing US. Foreign Policy Towards Southern Africa-and World Peace, The Role of Religious and Community Organizations in the Struggle for Comprehensive and Mandatory Sanctions, US. Student Movement: Divestment and Beyond, Ending US. Media, Sports and Entertainment Collaboration, Building Support for the Women and Children of Namibia and South Africa, Campaigns to Free Political Prisoners, and Financial and Material Aid to SWAPO and ANC. The leaflet says sponsoring organizations are: AFT Local 2121 Anti-Apartheid Committee; All Peoples Congress/Southern Africa Freedom Committee; Bay Area Free South Africa Movement; Black Women Organized For Political Action; Church Council of Greater Seattle South African Task Force; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists/Northern California Chapter; Ethnic Studies Department/San Francisco State University; General Union of Palestinian Students/San Francisco State University; H.E.R.E. Local 2 Anti-Apartheid Committee; ILWU Local 10 Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee; International Molders & Allied Workers Union, Local 164; Kaiser Hospital Workers Against Apartheid; Los Angeles Free South Africa Movement; National Conference Of Black Lawyers/Bay Area Chapter; Portlanders Organized For Southern Africa Freedom; San Francisco Anti-Apartheid Committee; Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid; SEIU Local 250 Southern Africa Solidarity Committee; Tucsonans Against Apartheid; Women's Action For Survival Education Fund. The leaflet discusses Franklin Alexander, Maryamu Eltayeb, Ben Priestly, Gloria Calomais, Geraldine Johnson, Virginia Reade Belmontez, Dr. Sandra Cox, the California Democratic Council Ad Hoc Committee on Apartheid, Kevin Danaher, the Institute for Food & Development Policy, Ronald Dellums, Robert Farrell, Shirley Williams Fowler, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, John George, Howard S. Gloyd, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Carlton B. Goodlett, Reporter Publishing Company, Valenda Jackson, the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, Willie B. Kennedy, Henry W. Murphy, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Carol Nelson, the San Francisco Council of Churches, Eugene "Gus" Newport, Pedro Noguera, ASUC, Joe Placentia, the United Auto Workers, Joe Rudolph, KPOO, Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., the Allen Temple Baptist Church, Daniel K. Tabor, Nancy Walker, and Doris M. Ward. [Note: Ben Priestly is presumably Ben Priestley.]
Used by permission of former members of Portlanders Organized for Southern African Freedom, former members of the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid, and David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections