TESTIMONY OF RENEE H. FURUYAMA (HAWAII COMMITTEE FOR AFRICA, UH CHAPTER) BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS

by Rene H. Furuyama, Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
November 7, 1986
3 pages
Type: Testimony
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Testimony by Rene Furuyama for the Hawaii Committee on Africa to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii (UH) calling for divesting from companies doing business in South Africa. Furuyama expressed deep concern about social injustice in South Africa when thousands of Black South Africans are being killed and imprisoned. Furuyama says he testify before the United Nations on Hawaii's role in the anti-apartheid movement with 25 other students from U.S. universities and noted that UN representatives were interested in his testimony because a great deal of Hawaii's history parallels present-day South Africa. The testimony says divestment by the University of Hawaii will be demonstrating thinking globally and acting locally. The testimony mentions colonialism, homelands, racism, freedom of the press, the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), freedom, equality, AMANDLA!, NGWETHU!, and Mahalo. 
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Joel Fischer and Renee Furuyama