The mailing advertises a full-day program on December 4, 1982 commemorating Human Rights Week, presented by the School of Ethnic Studies/Black Studies Department at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in cooperation with the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) and the United Nations Council on Namibia. Local sponsors are the Africa Resource Center, the Department of Human Rights-Northern California Ecumenical Council, Friends of Marcus Books, NAACP-Regional Office, Northern California Interfaith Committee on Corporate Responsibility, Stop Banking on Apartheid, and TransAfrica. The program includes two roundtables: "Human Rights Violations in Southern Africa/Namibia, A Case Study" and "How are Human Rights in Southern Africa Linked to Our Rights Here?" The program includes four action-focused workshops on Public Initiatives, Pension and Institutional Funds, Humanitarian Support and Material Aid, and Student Community Activities. Speakers include Dr. Phil McGee, Chairperson, School of Ethnic Studies, SFSU; Representative from SWAPO Office of Foreign Affairs in Luanda; Alice Lytle, Secretary of State Consumer Services Agency, Sacramento; Dag Hareide, Lutheran Minister and Chairman of the Namibia Association of Norway; Wilson Riles, Jr., member of Oakland City Council and Public Employee Retirement System Pension Board; Dr. Raye Richardson, Chairperson, Black Studies Department, SFSU; Betty Hurd, Administrative Assistant, Assemblywoman Maxine Waters; Judge William Booth, President, ACOA and former Justice, New York State Supreme Court; Opal Palmer, Lecturer, SFSU; Miloanne Hecathorn, co-author, Our Town Out of South Africa; Tyrone Netters, Legislative Assistant, Assemblywoman Gwen Moore; Julia Estrella, co-author, South Africa Divestment: A Prudent Approach for Pension Funds; Belvie Rooks, Co-chair, TransAfrica; Terry Shott, Namibia Support Committee, London, England; Karen Johnson, President, Black Graduate Student Organization, University of California-Berkeley; and Derek Gilliam, UPCNL at SFSU.
Used by permission of Milton Clarke and Walter Turner, former members of the Africa Resource Center.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers