plan of work for the CSRSAI
by Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, June 1975?
The document agrues that the lack of structure in the Coalition is hampering its progress. As cadres of PWOC (Philadelphia Workers Organizing Committee) have less time to devote, other people must provide leadership. The document suggests a structure should include a Steering Committee that will supervise work, maintain contact with groups in other cities, and draft basic policies and programs for Coalition, subject to approval by entire membership. Immediate attention is needed to revise political statement, adopt position on question of sending Black representatives only to Black groups which request it, and pursue relations with left and advanced political organizations in Philadelphia. The Docks Committee will be responsible for developing and implementing program on docks, recruiting and involving longshoremen, developing a program of education, becoming familiar with problems of longshoremen, and ensuring that the Coalition supports progressive movements of rank and file. The Research and Education Committee will keep abreast of developments in Southern Africa and plan education via meetings or written material. The Community Relations Committee will develop and maintain relations with community and other progressive organizations in Philadelphia. The document also mentions CAP, African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC), Revolutionary Union (RU), films, speakers, UFW support rallies, Joann Little Defense, Radek, reciprocal support of other progressive events, propaganda materials, mass publicity, and Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports (CSRASI). [Note: This document was most likely written by Vincent Klingler.]
Used by permission of former members of the Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections