by Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
April 1986
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: INITIAL ANTI-APARTHEID LEADERSHIP FORUM A SUCCESS • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED • UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT REMINDERS • The newsletter says twenty-three concerned citizens of Hawaii spent Wednesday evening, April 2nd to participate in the first Hawaii Committee for Africa leadership forum in association with the Manoa Valley Church Social Action Committee chaired by Rev. Ted Chinen; the fast-paced two-hour intensive session featured a 30 minute PBS documentary on the African National Congress  (ANC) in exile aired only the night before, followed by a presentation of findings of major Amnesty International (AI) studies detailing massive human rights violations in South Africa; Russell Shenn, AI-Hawaii South Africa Project coordinator presented the findings; a background briefing by Darius Jonathan, an African PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii, gave perspective to the data. The newsletter says Anson Chong, a co-coordinator of the forum and former Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, asked everyone present to assist the Hawaii Committee in alerting Hawaii's people to the unprecedented levels of torture and murder now in progress in South Africa by getting a group together and calling Thea Chang, the HCA Public Affairs coordinator to get free technical help. The newsletters include photographs of a March 21 demonstration commemorating the Sharpeville Massacre. The newsletter discusses Russell Shenn, Setsu Obubo, Ann Gleason, Rev. David Ota, the Episcopal Campus Ministry, the UH African Students Association, Antonio Rosa, Renee Furuyama, Joel  Fischer, Daviana McGregor-Alegado, Rev. Neal MacPherson, Leigh Simmerer. Ron McLean, Snare Jones, Nagio Lafraie, Ayyub Yasin, a divestment resolution, Scott Dunn, Rep. Dwight Yoshimura, H.C.R. 20 (House Concurrent Resolution 20), and National Observance of the 10th anniversary of the Soweto South Africa uprising.
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Hawaii Committee for Africa (Renee Furuyama & Joel Fischer collection)