Defend Mozambique - Defeat Apartheid: Join the Soweto Day 1990 Walkathon

by Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa, Church World Service, Mozambique Support Network
Chicago, Illinois, United States
June 1990
Publisher: Mozambique Support Network, Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa, Church World Service
2 pages
Leaflet advertising the Soweto Day 1990 Walkathon. The leaflet says on June 16, 1976, 20,000 students in Soweto marched to protest the use of Afrikaans in their schools. The leaflet says the triumph of independence in Mozambique in 1975, which inspired the students at Soweto, was soon soured by the terrorist destabilization caused by the Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO). RENAMO was first directed and funded by the white colonialist government of Rhodesia and was then taken over by the South African government following the 1980 liberation of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The leaflet says the Mozambican people through their churches and other organizations have struggled to deal with the tragic results of RENAMO's terrorism; the Walkathon will raise funds to assist two of these organizations. The leaflet discusses ANC (African National Congress), Frelimo, the Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM), and the Organization of Mozambican Women (OMM).
Used by permission of former members of the Mozambique Support Network.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections