by Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
June 24, 1986
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says Renee Harue Furuyama, a graduate student of Social Work and Urban/Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has been selected by the American Committee on Africa, a New York based organization which supports African independence struggles, to participate in a national students anti-apartheid conference this Saturday; she will also provide testimony before the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid on Friday, the 27th. The press release says born and raised in Honolulu, Ms. Furuyama is the daughter of Walter and Jane Furuyama of Palolo; a graduate of Kaimuki High School, she received a B. A. from the University of Hawaii last year and is currently pursuing two Master Degrees, one in Social Work and one in Urban/Regional Planning; she is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hawaii Committee for Africa, a grassroots local organization supporting anti-apartheid efforts in Hawaii. The press release says the American Committee on Africa coordinates various grassroots anti-apartheid activities throughout the country; included on its National Board are: Bella Abzug, James Baldwin, Howard Metzenbaum, Sidney Poitier, Frederick Schwartz, Jr. and William Scott. The press release says the Executive Director of ACOA is Jennifer Davis; during her trip to New York, Renee Furuyama will be the houseguest of Ms. Davis; this is Ms. Furuyama's first tri p to the East Coast of the United States. The press release says for more information contact Joshua Nessen, ACOA Student Coordinator, Renee Furuyama.
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Hawaii Committee for Africa (Renee Furuyama & Joel Fischer collection)