Conference Report of Racism: A National Policy?
by NAACP Albany Branch, Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism
Albany, New York, United States
January 1, 1984
Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism, NAACP Albany Branch
Report on the conference RACISM: A NATIONAL POLICY? held on November 19, 1983. The report says in September 1981, when the South African Springbok Rugby team came to play in Albany, the whole Capital District community protested their presence here, when the Klan rallied in Vermont, many people went from Albany to protest. The report says the NAACP and the Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism felt very strongly that the issue of institutional racism needed to be brought to the forefront in our struggles and therefore conceived of this conference. Community resources referred to during workshops were NYS Coalition For Criminal Justice, Charles Andrew Defense Committee, Albany Branch of NAACP, United Tenants of Albany, Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism, Central American Solidarity Alliance, Non--Violence Project, Capital District Committee for Palestinean Rights, New York Civil Liberties Union, Horizon House, and American-South African Peoples' Friendship Association. Panelists listed in the report include Michael Amon-Ra, Alice Green, Kabili Tyari, Vroman Wright, Stephen Wasby, Mark Mishler, Robert Chrisman, Issac Bracey, Merton Simpson, Maggie Kirwin, Karen Brammer, Maria Muscarella, Damn Smith, and Maria Markovics. • WORKSHOP REPORTS • 1. Rising Racist Violence • 2. Criminal Justice System: A Tool of Oppression • 3. Should The First Amendment Protect The Klan And Nazis? • 4. Electoral Politics: A Solution or A Problem? • 5. Racism: A Foreign Policy? • 6. Racism: An Economic Policy •DAMU SMITH ON AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY • Excerpts From Build the Movement: A Speech by Lille McLaughlin, 1st Vice President, Albany NAACP • Community Resources Referred to During Workshops
Used by permission of former members of the Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism.
Collection: Private collection of Vera Michelson