Larry Pinkney was a resource person/panelist representing the Political Prisoners’ Rights Group at the Breaking the Barriers conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 23, 1988. An accompanying document shows that other panelists were, John Anderson, Stephanie Autumn, Judy Duffy, Edith Kerre, Barbara Knudson, and Tom Vraalsen.

Contents of poster/flyer (image below):

+++++Breaking the Barriers+++++

How Can We Make the United Nations More Effective?


A conference to establish priorities for a more effective U.N. sponsored by the Minnesota Peace and Justice Coalition.

There will be speakers, resource people, workshops to help you formulate recommendations to Congress, the Presidential Transition Team, and the United Nations.

Your participation will give us more clout!

When? Saturday, April 23, 2988 – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where? Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis

Keynote Speaker:

  • John Anderson, Adviser, Campaign for U.N. Reform, candidate for President, 1980

Resource People:

  • Harold Stassen, last surviving signator of the United Nations Charter
  • Tom Vraalsen, Norway’s Ambassador to U.N.
  • Barbara Knudson, professor and organizer of the Nairobi Conference of
  • Status of Women
  • Larry Pinkney, Political Prisoners’ Rights Group
  • Representative of International Indian Treaty Council


To register send check to

  • Minnesota Peace and Justice Coalition
  • [Address omitted]
  • Minneapolis, MN 55454
  • [Phone numbers omitted]
In advance $10_____ Optional Lunch $6_____
At the Door $12_____ Child Care Needed _______
Scholarship Donation ________ Scholarship Needed _______

1988 Breaking the Barriers Conference poster'flyer



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