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Guide to the Sacramento Central America Action Committee records
MSS 2009/35  
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Description
The collection contains textual records from the Sacramento Central American Action Committee (SCAAC), a peace and justice organization in the Sacramento area. The materials, which span from the 1980s to the early 2000s, reflect SCAAC’s activities and social causes, including support for Central American liberation movements and promotion of public awareness of social and political issues in Central American and the Caribbean. The collection is organized into three series: Series 1 contains administrative and organizational files, Series 2 contains reference materials pertaining to Central America and social activism, and Series 3 contains materials pertaining to CAAC’s newsletter Central America Connection.
Background
Sacramento Central America Action Committee (CAAC), now called Sacramento Action for Latin America (SALA), is a peace and justice organization in the Sacramento area. It was founded in 1982 (then la Semilla) to support Central American liberation movements and to promote public awareness and understanding of social and political issues in that region. The organization has been particularly vocal about U.S. involvements and policies that affect Central America, and has staged marches, rallies, boycotts, and other public events in support of Central American causes. As part of its social efforts, starting in 1985 CAAC began publishing a now defunct newsletter, which it eventually titled Central American Connection. Presently, the organization continues to promote social and economic justice in Central America through organizing public events and supporting solidarity, education, and political action.
Extent
1.75 Linear feet (1 record carton, 1 manuscript box)
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.