Box 7, Folder 14, Document 7

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Box 7, Folder 14, Document 7

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The Urban Coalition
Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
November 10, 1967
Task force working committee met November 3 in Washington.
gram development papers in three areas are being prepared:
1) an analysis of government investment policies and
how they affect open housing,
2) the experiences of existing fair housing groups
and what additional target groups should be involved,
3) a survey to identify suburban areas where it would
make sense to activate a program for building low
income housing on an open occupancy basis in connection
with the Insurance Committee's urban program.
Working committee will mee t again on November 27 .
The Communications Task Fo r ce plans to sponsor a re·p ort luncheon
for information officer s o f members o f the Steerin g Committe e on
December 7th i n New York Ci t y.
A pla nni n g g r oup wi l l be cal l ed tog ethe r shortly b y Urban Amer ica
to discuss t he proposal s f or the Advert ising Council campaign.
Task Force on Edu cational Disparities has scheduled a two-day
working session in January. Spe cific program ide as and program
p articipa n ts wil l b e d iscussed at the nex t Task Force meeting
in De cember.
Task force met in New York on Nove mber 7 to de f ine its goals and
suggest addi tional me mbers. A rev i ew of curr ent e ffor ts to deal
National Coordinators John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Tel ephone 293 -1530
with educational disparities is now being prepared and will be
reviewed at the next meeting.
Plans for the Western Regional Conference on "Mobilizing Urban
Coalitions" are proceeding rapidly. The conference will be
held in San Francisco on November 30 at The Hilton Hotel and
more than 50 cities from west of the Mississippi River are expected to participate.
Speakers so far include Mayors Frank Curran of San Diego and
Floyd Hyde of Fresno, David Sullivan of the Coalition's national
Steering Committee, and Jesse P. Unruh, Speaker of the California
State Assembly.
The Eastern Regional Conference will take place December 11 in
New York.
Proceedings of the Chicago conference will be ready
next week.
Task force working committee met November 8th in Washington to
complete plans for three regional meetings on pr ivate employment
to be held in Atlanta, Phoenix and Kansas City.
Task force co-chairman Gerald L. Phillippe will keynote a
Baltimore meeting on expanding opportunities for Negro entrepreneurship on November 14 . The meeting is sponsored by the Task
For ce on Priva te Employme nt and Entrepreneurship in coope r ation
with the Bal t imore Commi ttee on Equal Busine ss Oppor tunity .
Key Baltimor e area businessmen have been invited to attend the
Ba ltimor e lunch e on meeting, whi ch is being hosted by Mayor
The odore R . McKeldin , Coun cil Pres i dent and May or-Elect Thomas
d 'Ale sandro ; J ames Rouse, pres ide n t of t h e Rouse Comp any;
Arthur Foster, division manager f or the Western E l ectric
Corporation and Counci l man Hen ry G. Parks.
A second city program meeting with leading emp l oyers will be
held in Detroit on November 2 1 , in cooperatio n with the New
De troi t Committee.

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