SUBJECT: Anti-Apartheid Movement in Southern Africa
by Will Hatch, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587
Seattle, Washington, United States
August 3, 1987
The mailing says 50 trade unionists from the U.S. and Canada met in Chicago to discuss apartheid in Namibia. Shirley Walker, a member of Local 587, attended the three-day conference, representing the Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid. Featured speakers were SWAPO General Secretary Andimba Toivo ja Toivo and Barnabus Tjizu of the Namibian Metal and Allied Workers Union; also participating were U.S. Representative Charles Hayes, U.S. Senator Paul Simon, Ambassador Zuze of the United Nations Council for Namibia, and William Henning of the New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid. The mailing also invited people to attend a social event at the Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Seattle and learn more about the struggle for freedom in Southern Africa. The event, HELP US TO COMMEMORATE NAMIBIAN NATIONAL DAY, is cosponsored by the Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). [Note: Toivo's name is often spelled Toivo ya Toivo.]
Used by permission of former members of the Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid.
Collection: Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections