UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII STUDENTS, FACULTY AND SUPPORTERS TO DEMAND FULL DIVESTMENT AT PUBLIC HEARING OF BOARD OF REGENTS

by Coalition for Divestment
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
November 7, 1986
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says a broad range of campus and community groups, spearheaded by the UH Coalition for Divestment, will demand full divestment of the $3 million in university funds linked to South Africa at a public hearing of the Finance Committee of the UH Board of Regents on November 7. Over 60 persons will testify, and the call for full university divestment has also been supported by Senator Daniel Inouye and Governor-elect John Waihee. The Coalition is heeding the call for full divestment by every major Black South African anti-apartheid leader and organization including Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, ANC leader Nelson Mandela, the late Steven Biko, United Democratic 'Front, and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (the largest Black South African trade union federation). Fifty U.S. universities have fully divested their South Africa-linked holdings, including the University of California ($3.1 billion), Columbia University ($40 million), Georgetown University ($28.6 million), and Howard University ($8 million). Public fund divestment actions in 20 states and 68 cities have now affected over $18 billion in holdings. The press release says if the Board of Regents Finance Committee does not recommend full divestment at the November 7 meeting, the Coalition for Divestment will continue to apply pressure.
Collection: Private collection of Joel Fischer and Renee Furuyama