Doris Ward

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Doris Ward

DSA support

Members of Democratic Socialists of America worked on Phillip Burton's successful re-election campaign in 1982, as well as for Supervisors Nancy Walker and Doris Ward. [1]

Greeting Chris Hani

Eight hundred people filled the ballroom of the Hyatt regency Embarcadero Hotel, Sunday April 28, 1991 to greet South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani. the crowd contributed more than $12,000 towards the People's Weekly World fund drive and the work of the South African Communist Party.

Hani was greeted with resolutions of support from Assembly speaker Willie Brown, San Francisco mayor Art Agnos, Oakland mayor Elihu Harris, Richmond mayor George Livingston, Berkeley mayor Loni Hancock, and Doris Ward, chair of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Co-chairs of the banquet were were Angela Davis and Ignacio de la Fuente of the Moulders Union.

Davis, introducing Hani said he "symbolizes a courageous, unrelenting struggle for freedom".[2]


  1. [DSA Western Regional newsletter, Dec. 1982, page 2]
  2. Peoples weekly World, May 4, 1991, page 2