National Meeting to discuss campaign against bank loans to South Africa - 22 January 1978, New York City

by Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa
New York, New York, United States
About late January or February 1978
12 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Language: English
Minutes of the January 22, 1978 meeting of the Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa (COBLSA). Present: Prexy Nesbitt and Beata Klein, American Committee on Africa (ACOA); Jennifer Davis, ACOA and Southern Africa Committee (SAC); Gene Jones, Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC); Craig Howard and Tim Smith, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR); John Saxby, Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa (TCLSAC); Chris Root, Washington Office on Africa (WOA); Helen Hopps, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS); Jan Carroll, Milwaukee Committee on Southern Africa; Tina Simcich, Corporate Data Exchange; Carolyn Long, United Church of Christ (UCC) Potomac Association Task Force; Marilyn Uline, Chicago Comm. on S.A.; Dorsett Edmunds, North Carolina; Miloanne Hecathorn, Stop Banking on Apartheid (San Francisco); Mike Simmons and Kathy Harrington, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism (UPCAAR) in Philadelphia; Martin Bailey, End Loans to South Africa (ELTSA), UK; Alan Zaslavsky, Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa (BCSLA). The group reviewed work accomplished in New York City, Boston, Milwaukee, Chicago, North Carolina, Rochester, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Schenectady, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. A "National Day of Withdrawal"  is being planned for March 21 and June 16 - the anniversaries of Sharpeville and the beginning of the Soweto rebellion. Banks mentioned include First Chicago Bank of Chicago, National Bank of Illinois, Chemical Bank, Northwestern Bank, Minneapolis Bank, First National Bank of Boston, Mellon Bank, Morgan, Citibank, Manufacturers Hanover, Barclays, Standard Bank, and Midland Bank. The minutes mention shareholder resolutions, National Council of Churches (NCC), ISCOR, Thomas Merton Center, Ann and Neva Seidman, Bill Raiford, Packard Manse Media Project, World Council of Churches (WCC), African National Congress (ANC), CUSA, Campuses United Against Apartheid, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Bay Area Namibia Action Group (BA-NAG), the Chicago Coalition on Africa, the Peace and Justice Center, Senator Clark, shareholder actions, the Board of World Ministries, unions, press work, Export-Import Bank Campaign, Catherine Harrington, Steelworkers, the NAACP, FOIA (Freedom of Information Act), Ed Herman, Wharton School, letter writing campaign, tennis, the Davis Cup, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Vanderbilt University, and offshore loans.
Used by permission of former staff and members of Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa.
Collection: Carole Collins Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections