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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


EQUAL HOUSING 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 . COMMUNICATIONS 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. EDUCATI ONAL DI S PARITIES 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

�r with educational disparities is now being prepared and will be reviewed at the next meeting. LOCAL COALITIONS 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. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 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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