Minutes of the February 28 1976 Steering Committee Meeting in Philadelphia
by Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa
Early March 1976
Present: Philadelphia Coalition (Phili) - Vince Klingler; Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea (CCLAMG) - Cynthia Schonberger; Washington Office on Africa (WOA) - Chris Root; Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAMUSA) - Kevin Clark; Southern Africa Liberation Committee, East Lansing (SALC) - Jerry Bennett; Freedom Information Service (FIS) Imari Obedele of Republic of New Africa (RAN); American Committee on Africa (ACOA) - Paul Irish; Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa (MACSA) - Allan Cooper. Groups not represented: Syracuse Southern Africa Liberation Committee, Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa, United Methodist Women's Division. I. Discussion of Agenda • II. 6-Month reports on activities by groups • III. Report on consolidation of coalition and responsibilities of steering committee • IV. Criticism and Evaluation of the conference • V. Adding groups to coalition • VI. Proposals and priority for action • A. Bibliography on liberation movement in Zimbabwe • B. How to improve sharing of local organizing tactics • C. Telephone news hot-line • D. Discussion of boycotts and other mass actions • E. PRE speaking tour • VII. Organization and Structure of Coalition • A. How to centralize administration • B. Newsletter • C. Name of coalition • D. Conference • E. Administration expenses • F. Assignment of responsibilities • G. Next steering committee meeting [Note: The minutes were likely produced by Chris Root at the Washington Office on Africa.]
Used by permission of members of several participating groups.
Collection: Carole Collins Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections