CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL SPORT, POLITICS, RACISM AND APARTHEID
by Dennis Brutus, International Campaign Against Racism in Sport
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Undated, second half of December 1977 or early January 1978?
The mailing says the International Campaign Against Racism in Sport (ICARIS) is sponsoring a Conference at Northwestern University on March 10-12, 1978. Initially, the conference was to focus on an International Convention Against Apartheid in Sport, but the focus was broaden. The principal will be a) the need for an International Convention; b) support for apartheid sport by British Commonwealth countries; c) United States support for apartheid sport, with special reference to Tennis; and d) the support of multinational corporations for apartheid sport. The Program of African Studies at Northwestern University is providing conference facilities. The Conference is being supported by ACCESS (American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society), ARENA (The Institute for Sport and Social Analysis), IACEAS (International Advisory Commission to End Apartheid Sport), CARE/New Zealand (Citizens Association for Racial Equality), CARE/Australia (Citizens Association for Racial Equality), and SAN-ROC (South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee). Among those presenting papers will be R. Baker (Legal Implications of a Convention on Sport), Dennis Brutus (Current Developments in South African Sport), Richard Lapchick (U.S./South African Sports Relations), Warren “Bud” Day, Robert Edgar, Ellen Mark (Los Angeles Tennis Protest), D. [Donald?] Temple (Multinational Corporations and Racism), and Trevor Richards (British Commonwealth Countries and Apartheid Sport). Representatives of countries represented on the Drafting Committee for an International Convention Against Apartheid in Sport adopted by the United Nations will be invited.
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar