Educators Against Apartheid

by Educators Against Apartheid
Jamaica, New York
September 1987
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter announces "Apartheid is Wrong," a filmstrip and cassette narrated by Ruby Dee. The next step in the project is to complete the written curriculum with activities for learning about Southern Africa and apartheid. Concerned member of the United Federation of Teachers (U.F.T.) are urged to attend the September 17 meeting of the Teachers' Retirement System to call for full divestment of the pension fund. The newsletter reports on the July conference on Namibia and the U.S. sponsored by the U.N. Council for Namibia, the American Committee on Africa, and the Chicago Planning Committee; Paula Bower, co-chair of Educators Against Apartheid, presented a workshop for teachers. The newsletter says H.R.1580/S.556 were introduced by Congressman Dellums and Senator Alan Cranston to mandate complete disinvestment of all U.S. corporations from South Africa and Namibia and ban most trade within six months of passage. People are urged to oppose damaging amendments in H.R. 1777, the House-passed State Department Authorization Bill; the Swindall amendment would restrict the travel beyond the city limits of New York by representatives of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South West African Peoples' Organization (SWAPO). The newsletter says the National Council of Black Lawyers is organizing a campaign to call on SUNY Stonybrook to grant tenure to Dr. Fred Dube, a member of the African National Congress who was imprisoned at Robben Island and exiled for his protest against apartheid. The newsletter advertises a forum at Riverside Church featuring Michael Jupp, Executive Director of Defense of Children International/USA. It also reports that Educators Against Apartheid received a grant of $2,000 from the North Star Fund. The newsletter includes information on the Unlock Apartheid's Jails campaign of The Africa Fund and mentions that the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid has excellent resources for teachers and students. It also discusses the Coalition of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Joseph Edelman, the State of Emergency, and President Botha. The newsletter says: FREE NELSON MANDELA and FREE ALL THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WHO HAVE BEEN DETAINED. Contents: APARTHEID IS WRONG • TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM • NAMIBIA MUST BE FREE! • HELP SUPPORT EDUCATORS AGAINST APARTHEID • UPDATE ON LEGISLATION • KELLOGG'S MUST DIVEST NOW! • "ACADEMIC NOT SO FREEDOM" • EDUCATORS AGAINST APARTHEID FORUM
Used by permission of Paula Rogovin, a former member of Educators Against Apartheid.
Collection: Educators Against Racism and Apartheid Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections