by Namibia Peace Center
Santa Monica, California, United States
Undated, about early June 1977
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter says June 16 marks the first anniversary of the schoolchildren's uprising in Soweto, and the Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa asks churches to observe the period from June 12 to June 19 as a time of mourning, prayer, and dedication. St. Augustine's will mark the anniversary with several special prayers and services. The newsletter includes an excerpt from a November 14, 1976 letter to a British newspaper by two teachers from a colored school describing an incident of the Riot Police attacking students at Bonteheuwel High School. The newsletter says the next general meeting of the Namibia Peace Center will take place on June 15 at the home of the Coulsons in Santa Monica. The meeting will include sharing of the Eucharist for all of those who suffer in Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and will evaluate the Center’s activities thus far and make plans for the future. The newsletter reports the graphics firm of Heather Morris and Sharon Commins entered seven posters in an anti-apartheid poster design contest sponsored by the American Committee on Africa; seven of these posters were among those selected for display in the lobby of the U. N. building in New York. The Namibia Peace Center has accumulated numerous books, pamphlets, and a few cassette tapes for a growing Namibia library in the church office. The materials need to be organized. More than $700 was earned by St. Augustine's in this year's CROP Walk to go to Church World Service’s hunger relief projects around the world. Contents: REMEMBER THE DEATHS IN SOWETO • JUNE 12 JUNE 16 JUNE 19 • JUNE 15 WEDNESDAY • MORRIS-COMMINS ANTI-APARTHEID ORIGINALS: POSTERS DISPLAYED AT U.N.; STATIONERY SOON AVAILABLE AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S • LIBRARY ORGANIZER NEEDED • OUR OWN NAMIBIAS
Collection: Kenneth K. Martin Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections