A press release says the Fourth Annual Africa Peace Tour will travel throughout California from April 10 – April 28. Using music, films, drama and expert speakers from Africa and the U.S., the Tour will cut through myths and stereotypes about the complex realities of Africa. In Northern California, the Tour will visit Davis, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, Salinas, San Jose, Oakland, Richmond, Concord, Vallejo, Santa Rosa, Garberville, Eureka, Arcata, Hoopa, Redding, Chico and Oroville. The Tour is sponsored by Oxfam, Bread for the World and 11 other predominantly religious organizations. The Tour’s message of “Peace in Africa” is linked to problems and choices that face Americans. Californians will be challenged to examine the connections between their lives, institutions, and government policies and the day-to-day reality of peoples' lives in Africa. The Tour will build support for changing U.S. Africa policy from focusing on military aid to supporting human needs. The materials include AFRICA PEACE TOUR BACKGROUND, “SUBJECT: Availability of African Peace Tour Speakers for interviews” from Miloanne Hecathorn, Northern California Coordinator of the Africa Peace Tour, and a reprint of a newspaper article "Africa Peace Tour opens in Las Vegas" by Marcia Austin. The document mentions Marie Gublin, Tessa Seyoum, Abdul Babu, Rev. Ntoni Nzinga, Prexy Nesbitt, Jerry Herman, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a replica of the South African Casspir armored Personnel Carrier, Sandra Tjitendero, Moss Tjitendero, the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO), Annette Anthony, Nevadans Against Apartheid, Anthony Thomas, UNLV (University of Nevada Los Vegas), Africa Faith and Justice Network, American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Bread for the World, Church of the Brethren, Church Women United, Disciples of Christ, Maryknoll Missioners, Mennonite Central Committee, Oxfam-America, Presbyterian Peace Making Program, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), high schools, community colleges, universities, racism, hunger, personal stories about life in Africa, U.S. aid, and role of the superpowers in regional conflicts. [Note: These document may not have all been circulated together.]
Used by permission of several organizations involved in the Africa Peace Committee that organized the Africa Peace Tour.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers