by Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
June 15, 1986
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing reports on the South African government declaring a State of Emergency and arresting anti-apartheid leaders. The police sealed off Soweto, a black residential area outside Johannesburg. On June 16, 1976, a decade ago, police opened fire on 5,000 unarmed school children who were protesting a government order that Black schools use the Afrikaans language as the medium of instruction. The mailing includes an excerpt from a covenant sponsored by Clergy and Laity Concerned. The mailing discusses divestment, UH (University of Hawaii), Russ Shenn, Amnesty International South Africa Project, Renee Furuyama, Lee Simmerere, Darius Jonathan, Anson Chong, human rights violations, the National Council of Churches, the Hawaii Council of Churches, ASUH (Associated Students of the University of Hawaii), H.R. 4868, Congressman Heftel, Congressman Akaka, political prisoners, and the Soweto Uprising. • WHAT YOU CAN DO • Demonstration, Mon. June 16 • Congress to vote on Economic Sanctions on Tuesday • UH President needs to be persuaded that shooting children and torturing prisoners cannot be condoned.
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Joel Fischer and Renee Furuyama