PROPOSAL FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA COALITION--BAY AREA

by Southern Africa Collective
San Francisco, California, United States
August 26, 1978
2 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Proposal for a rally in front of the Federal Building. The purpose of this coalition and the November 17 & 18 actions should be to broaden and develop the base of the southern Africa movement in the United States. The aim is to create a broad coalition of black groups, trade union activists, church people and everyday folks who join forces with the students and southern Africa activists who are already in motion. We must always be conscious of reaching out to a wide range of people--in our leaflets, speeches, radio appearances, etc.; no rhetoric, no ultra-radical posturing. We are trying to build a genuine coalition that will be taken seriously--one that has political clout and can begin to make an impact. So, no superpower, anti-Soviet, anti-Cuba raps allowed at the rally. The proposal discusses the San Francisco Mime Troupe, SWAPO, the Patriotic Front, liberation forces in South Africa, ANC (African National Congress), PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), Black Consciousness Movement leader Sipho Buthelezi, Theo-Ben Gurirab, Tirivafi Kangai, Callistus Ndlovu, Prexy Nesbitt, the Abalone Alliance, Daniel Ellsberg, U.S.-South Africa nuclear collaboration, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), CUAA (Campuses United Against Apartheid),  the South Africa Catalyst Project, Leo Robinson of ILWU Local 10, ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union), Sister Janice McLaughlin, Rhodesia, Maya Angelou, Belvie Rooks, Taj Mahal, Hugh Masekela, Gil-Scott Heron, Eddie Henderson/Julian Priester, Letta Mbula, Miriam Makeba, Dollar Brand, ZANU, ZAPU, Ntozake Shange, Rep. Ron Dellums, TransAfrica, Randall Robinson, liberation movement representatives, Black Scholar, Bay Area Coalition on Human Rights, NAACP, the S.F. supervisors who are interested in southern Africa issues, Black ministers group which organized the 1-day black student boycott of the S.F. schools, church groups associated with Stop Banking, African Film Society, Carlton Goodlett (Sun-Reporter), National Conference of Black Lawyers, Black Teachers Caucus (Yvonne Golden), People for a Free Southern Africa (UC Santa Cruz), NCOBD (Tim Marshall), and Third World News Bureau.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers