by Dennis Brutus Defense Committee
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, August 1983?
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet says the hearing will take place before Judge Irving Schwartz on Tuesday, September 6, 1983, 9:00 A.M. at 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL.; picket lines are planned for 8:00 a.m. and lunch recess. The leaflet says the following witnesses have agreed to testify for Dennis Brutus if it becomes necessary: William Booth, President, American Committee On Africa; Don Cooney, Professor, School of Social Work, Western Michigan University; Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, American Committee On Africa; Dr. John Dommisse, Exiled South African psychiatrist and sport activist; Rev. George Houser, Emeritus, Executive Director, American Committee On Africa; Leander Jones, Professor, Black Americana Studies, Western Michigan University; Donald Woods, Exiled• South African journalist and author of Biko and Asking for Trouble: Education of a White South African. The leaflet says if deported, Dennis Brutus will become a target of assassination for the South African Secret Police because of the lifelong battle he has waged, and continues to wage against racism and apartheid; exiled from South Africa after trying to integrate the South African Olympic Team, his voice of truth about South Africa's ruthless racist government poses a very serious challenge to its advocates. The leaflet says by supporting this case for political asylum we will weaken our country's dangerous alliance with apartheid, effects of which are felt both in South Africa and the United States’ the Reagan-Crocker policy of "constructive engagement" might be the silent motivation behind Dennis Brutus' deportation order. The leaflet says financial contributions to defray legal and committee operating expenses (tax deductible: "DBDC/Capp Street Foundation") are still urgently needed. The leaflet says the DBDC has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Midland Hotel Coffee Shop, 172 W. Adams at which a Statement on the Hearing will be disclosed; the next DBDC Meeting is planned for Sunday, September 11.
Used by permission of Dennis Brutus.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root