[Dear Labor/Religious Leader: You are invited to hear a report on the April 25 Mobilization for Justice and Peace in Central America and Southern Africa]
by Bernie Dinkin, Philadelphia Area Committee of Labor Against Apartheid, Donald Morabito, Philadelphia Labor Committee on Central America and the Caribbean, Rev. Lorenzo Sheppard, Churches Emergency Committee on Southern Africa, Thomas Paine Cronin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 2, 1987
Philadelphia Labor Committee on Central America and the Caribbean
Mailing inviting people to hear a report on the April 25 Mobilization for Justice and Peace in Central America and Southern Africa on Wednesday, February 11 at ACTWU. The mailing says this report on the concept and plans will be given by Dave Dyson, national march coordinator; Dyson, a Protestant minister is also the ACTWU's national Union Label director and secretary of the National Labor Committee in Support of Democracy and Human Rights in El Salvador. The mailing says as you can see from the enclosures the April 25 demonstration has earned unprecedented backing from a broad array of national labor and religious figures, including National Hospital Union (1199) president Henry Nicholas of Philadelphia; these leaders sense now is the for progressives to take the initiative and exploit the opportunities that the Reagan administration has itself presented to us to end U.S. support for the Nicaraguan contras and the apartheid regime in South Africa. The mailing is signed by Bernie Dinkin, Executive Director, ACTWU Philadelphia Joint Board, Philadelphia Area Committee of Labor Against Apartheid; Donald Morabito, Associate Executive Director, PSEA (NEA), Philadelphia Labor Committee on Central America and the Caribbean; Rev. Lorenzo Sheppard, Pastor, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Churches Emergency Committee on Southern Africa; and Thomas Paine Cronin, President, AFSCME D.C. 47.
Used by permission of Bernie Dinkin, a former member of the Philadelphia Area Labor Against Apartheid Committee.
Collection: Private collection of Bernie Dinkin