[Dear ACAS Members, We are writing to you as the Political Education and Action Committee chairpersons of ACAS to ask you to participate in a teach-in project …]
by Nzongo-Ntalaja, Christine Root, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Washington, DC, United States
March 23, 1982
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
ACAS members are asked to hold teach-ins with both an education and action component this spring on three issues that can be used as models for others in the fall: 1. Reagan's increasing support for the South African government in the name of "constructive engagement," 2. Namibia's struggle for independence and the Western negotiating effort, and 3. South African-led destabilization of the independent states of southern Africa. The Research Committee can identify resources and speakers. The Political Action Phone Network is now set up so we can respond more readily and quickly to policy issues. A phone tree for your region is enclosed. We hope you will call other ACAS members, Africa scholars, or friends, as well. We may contact you soon if the Clark Amendment is challenged again in the Congress or if other issues demand our attention. A revised petition to Citoyen Attenda, Administrator General, CNRI, Republic of Zaire and His Excellency Mobutu Sese Seko, President of the Republic of Zaire about Professor Ernest Wamba is enclosed. He has been released from jail but is still under police surveillance in Zaire.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers