Minutes of 5-10-85 SASN Business Meeting
by Southern Africa Support Network
Oakland, California, United States
May 10, 1985
1. Meeting times and places were chosen. • 2. Report on Bay Area Free South Africa Movement (BAFSAM)-SASN educational on South African Trade Unions. Phil and Terry reported on the refocus of the educational to a larger event involving a speaker from South Africa and mainstream trade union participation. The idea was affirmed, but concern was expressed that this might be beyond our capacity to sponsor or finance. • 3. Coordinators' roles: The treasurer's role was clear, but the group could not as clearly define the roles of the other two coordinators. The three coordinators will structure a discussion for the next meeting of long-term goals, to include what people are already doing as well as what they would like to do. • 4. BAFSAM activity report: Miloanne reported on BAFSAM's divestment proposal that will be considered on May 23 at the Oakland City Council. The lobbying effort will focus on Gilmore, Moore, Gibson and Bazille. Outreach needed to be done to many organizations; five SASN members volunteered to help with this, and Pat agreed to mail the 25-page packet to each. Nesbitt will write a letter on behalf of SASN to the City Council in support of BAFSAM's proposal. Miloanne asked that another SASN representative take her place on the BAFSAM steering committee. • 5. Next educational • 6. Africa Resource Center Fundraiser • Miloanne and Rosemarie will discuss their European trips - what's happening in the anti-apartheid movement there and of solidarity activities in the German Democratic Republic, East Germany. In attendance was Cheryl, Gary, John, Miloanne, Nesbitt, Nicholas, Pat, Phil, Rosemarie, Sam, Sandy, and Terry.
Used by permission of a former member of Southern Africa Support Network.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers