by Jerry Herman, American Friends Service Committee
with Gayla Cook, Micheline Laflame
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
May 30, 1980
Publisher: American Friends Service Committee
10 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada, Caribbean, Cuba, Guyana, North America
Language: English
The memorandum about a seminar attended by more than 200 people, mostly women, largely from North America and the Caribbean. The program opened with a panel of black South African women, including Elizabeth Sibeko, wife of assassinated PAC leader David Sibeko, and ANC's Florence Mphosho. Montreal Mayor Drapeau held a reception for the conferees, and the Minister of State on the Status of Women, Lise Payette, hosted a lunch. The memorandum includes resolutions adopted by the seminar and Recommendations of Commission 4 on Measures of Assistance. The memorandum mentions the United Nations, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the South African black consciousness movement, the Ligue des femmes du Quebec, Winnie Mandela, the Non-Governmental Organization Forum, assistance to women in South Africa and Namibia, South African Women's Day, political lobbying, cultural activities, public hearings, liberation movements, scholarship funds, religious organizations, community groups, labor unions, civic and educational organizations, South African and Namibian refugees, the International Red Cross, bannings, detention without trial, International Human Rights laws, divestment, boycotts of South Africa goods, opposition to bank loans to South Africa and Namibia, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, racism and racial discrimination.
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers