Agenda West Coast Meeting to Stop South African Trade
by Bay Area Free South Africa Movement
Oakland, California, United States
About August 1985
Agenda of meeting of the Labor Committee of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement on August 17, 1985 at ILWU Local #19 Hall, San Francisco. Agenda items include: Introduction - David Bacon and Tom Lupher; Boycott of the Nedlloyd Kimberley and actions by Local #10 South Africa Liberation Support Committee - Leo Robinson; the situation in South Africa - Soli Simelane, representative of the African National Congress (ANC) at the U.N.; reports from port cities on trade and cargo-related activities; building a community-labor alliance around stopping South African trade - Geraldine Johnson; economic extent of U.S.-South African trade - Miloanne Hecathorn/Africa Resource Center; action proposals on continuing coast-wide activity and resolutions. Discussion groups on: (1) Picketing cargo, and port and cargo related activity (George Semanc, Franck Pottier), (2) Product boycotts and refusal to handle campaigns (Geraldine Johnson, Alex Bagwell Aubrey Grossman), (3) Coastwide campaign around port commissions and the P.M.A. Group (David Bacon, Randy Carter and Ann Ginger), (4) How to organize a South African liberation solidarity committee in your local union or organization (Blanche Bebb, Kathy Labriola from Local #10), (5) Proposing a federal law to stop U.S. - South African trade (Maryamu Eltayeb, Jean Damu).
Used by permission of David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers