N.S.C.F. Commitee on Southern Africa
by National Student Christian Federation Southern Africa Committee
New York, New York, United States
The first item of business concerned the Consultative Council. There will be a meeting at the Church Center for the U.N. Bill Minter and Don Steffa will go. Recommendation for a full time staff person to work with the Council. • Mary McAnally is going to the Conference on Rhodesia at Bucknell this weekend. • The U.S. Youth Council will meet this weekend. Rhodesia will come up. The Teach-In will be announced • Janet McLaughlin reported on plans for the Teach-In. It will be held Dec. 15 at New York University. • James Mtamberwa, who was highly responsible for the demonstration at the U.N. following U.D.I., attended the meeting. • The News Summary on Rhodesia was discussed. It was suggested that perhaps we could get Collin Gonze of ACOA to take it over and increase its circulation. • The "blackout" of news about Mozambique was discussed. Eduardo Mondlane, President of FRELIMO, has reported that there appears to be an obvious and intentional exclusion of news about his movement. • A letter was received from Greenfield of the State Department answering the letter we had written. • There will be a meeting with Elmira Kendricks and Jan White to discuss their role at the U.N. and work out ways they can be most helpful. • Rich Bakker is doing research on the involvement of oil companies in the Rhodesian situation. • An attempt is being made to bring together a group in Chicago to work on Southern Africa. • Dick VanVoorhis in St. Louis has printed 1000 copies of numerous materials. • Letters were sent to 5 churchman and Christian groups in Rhodesia and Zambia expressing out concern and support. • It was suggested that we write Student Christian Movements in France, Italy, and the Netherlands about their government's reluctance to abide by the U.N.'s call for sanctions. • Relations to the National Council of Churches were discussed.
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Southern Africa Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root