Minutes 9/26 Meeting
by Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid
Seattle, Washington, United States
Undated, sometime after September 26, 1988
Contents: Attendance • Treasury • Education • Conference • Mike reported $61 is on hand. A focus on Mayekiso was accepted, and Mike reported on the Committee to Free Moses Mayekiso (CFMM), the Bay Area organization that has supplied much of our material. Mike believes CFMM is not dominated by any particular organization. CFMM has executive board members from several locals and has been endorsed by other unions; CFMM strives to affiliate with Friends of Moses Mayekiso (FMM) in the UK and invites support but not membership from groups such as ours. Mike would like the education program to tie into a labor conference on apartheid to be held in May 1989, to feature a major speaker, a resolution session, a movie presentation, a cultural component, and a rump session/party. CFMM is trying to line up a speaker from NUMSA to tour the West Coast next spring. Mike suggests we try and line up Langston Hughes through (transit operator) Ron Bodde. The minutes say we should ask other local anti-apartheid groups for logistical support and invite them to staff literature tables, but this should be a labor conference and other groups should not be on the agenda. Bill Corr urged seeking a labor figure such as Marvin Williams or Dan Bickford to speak. Corr said he can’t support this conference if the ANC (African National Congress) objects to any of the speakers; we can check with ANC UN rep Solly Simelane on October 9 following his address to Seattle First Baptist Church. The minutes discuss Shirley, Linda, Craig, and Bill Clifford.
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