by Dennis Brutus, Peter Thierjung, Divestiture Working Group
Evanston, Illinois, United States
October 30, 1978
Publisher: Divestiture Working Group
5 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says on October 20-22, 1978, more than 400 anti-apartheid activists from campuses, trade unions, church groups, and community organizations gathered at Northwestern University for the Midwest Regional Conference on 'University and Corporate Involvement in South Africa'. The mailing says through the opening night addresses by Drake Koka (Secretary General of the Black Allied Workers Union of South Africa) and Professor Ann Seidman (Department of Economics, Brown University) to the workshops and plenary sessions, the conference participants gave witness to the growing movement in the midwest and across the country against apartheid and U.S. complicity with the racist regimes in southern Africa. The mailing says the final result of the conference's discussions was the overwhelming passage of three important resolutions; most important was the formation of a Midwest Steering Committee to coordinate anti-apartheid work in the Midwest. The mailing includes Resolution on National Actions, Resolution on a Steering Committee, Resolution on the Soweto Trials. The mailing discusses the Tupelo Support Committee; North East Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa; a National Day of Action in March 21, 1979; the Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa; International Anti-Apartheid Year; the Soweto Students Representative Council (SSRC), Steve Biko, Solomon Mahlangu, Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress (ANC), the Soweto 11, and political prisoners.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root