[Dear friend, We were very happy to have you with us for the Second Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium on Southern Africa on April 7, 8 and 9.]
by Damu Smith, Jennifer Drayton, Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
Washington, DC, United States
June 29, 1988
Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
The mailing reports that the second annual symposium brought all the major U.S. anti-apartheid leaders together to strategize and mobilize. So far this year, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA) and Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund (WOAEF) have been busy with regional workshops on Namibia just prior to the Symposium and the Africa Peace Tour throughout April. The current focus is the battle to get the Congress to pass the Dellums/Kennedy/Cranston comprehensive sanctions bills. WOAEF was victimized in May by right-wing extremists in an effort to paint the African National Congress (ANC) as terrorists and our office as advocates of terrorism. Despite reduced media attention on the struggle in southern Africa, much work needs to be done in the fight against apartheid. The mailing includes a reply form for various mailing lists. The mailing mentions the World Council of Churches/Program to Combat Racism's Hearings on Namibia; National Anti-Apartheid Action and Lobby day held June 16, 1988; the comprehensive sanctions bills H.R. 1580/S. 2378; vigils; press conferences; rallies; the tenth anniversary of the massacre of Namibian refugees at Kassinga; and the twelfth anniversary of the Soweto uprising and massacre.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers