REGARDING: Visit to Boston by Mr. Leonard H. Robinson, Jr., President of the African Development Foundation of Washington D.C., Wednesday, May 24th, 1989.
PRESS CONFERENCE CALLED BY TRANSAFRICA BOSTON CHAPTER
by TransAfrica Boston Chapter
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Press release announcing a speech by Leonard Robinson on May 24, 1989 during the eighth annual meeting of TransAfrica's Boston Chapter, at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT). Robinson will speak about the significance for the average American of the debt and development crises in Africa and effective approaches to help resolve these crises. Severe economic crisis and overwhelming debt burdens in Africa combine with budget constraints in the U.S. and a growing need for expanded markets for U.S. exports to mandate effective new approaches to foreign economic assistance. The old top-down, government centered, large scale development project approach has failed in Africa, as elsewhere. The African Development Foundation (ADF), which Robinson has led since 1984, stresses two-way planning and support to participatory grass roots efforts for self-help and determination. The contact person is Willard R. Johnson.
Used by permission of a former member of TransAfrica Boston Chapter.
Collection: Private collection of Willard Johnson