ROSA ENDS FAST; CAMPUS RALLY SET FOR WEDNESDAY; CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SET FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT PRES. SIMONE'S HOUSE

JOINT STATEMENT OF ANTONIO ROSA & UH DIVESTMENT COALITION
by Coalition for Divestment
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
October 27, 1986
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Press release says the Coalition for Divestment will hold a march and candlelight vigil on October 31 calling for the University of Hawaii (UH) to end all South Africa-linked investments. The march will go through the shanty in front of Bachman Hall and then to the residence of UH President Albert Simone. The press release says Antonio Rosa, who has joined the coalition's call for full divestment, has interrupted his open-ended fast after 25 days; he feels that he has succeeded in raising awareness of the divestment issue and consolidated support for the shantytown opposite President Simone's office. The Board of Regents Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on divestment on November 7, at which the divestment coalition and its supporters will testify. The press release says that, in calling for full divestment, the coalition has followed the lead of Bishop Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and all other representative Black South African leaders who have called for the economic isolation of South Africa. In Hawaii, the Faculty Senate, ASUH, UPGA, Honolulu City Council, OHA, and the Hawaii Council of Churches have also called for divestment. Fifty universities across the nation have now decided to totally divest their South Africa-related holdings, including the University of California, with a divestment action of $3.1 billion. The press release says, as part of the buildup to the October 31 march, there will be a divestment rally on October 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the UH Campus Center, where Antonio Rosa and Joshua Nessen, National Student Coordinator of the American Committee on Africa, will speak. Nessen, 30, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Amherst with a doctor of laws degree from Columbia, is in Hawaii on a speaking tour. [Note: ASUH is Associated Students of the University of Hawaii Manoa.]
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Hawaii Committee for Africa (Renee Furuyama & Joel Fischer collection)