Soweto Day '93 Walkathon

by Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
June 1993
7 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Brochure advertising the Soweto Day Walkathon in Chicago on June 12, 1993 to support voter education in South Africa, sponsored by the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa (CCISSA), Chicago-Alexandra Sister Community Project, and Committee for Church in Society of Trinity United Church of Christ. The walkathon goes from Trinity United Church of Christ to Third Baptist Church. The event commemorates the memory of Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani and the June 16, 1976 student uprising in Soweto, where police killed or wounded more than 1,000 children. In the three years since the release of Nelson Mandela, the drive for community empowerment has been met with brutal violence, unchecked, indeed often aided, by the South African police and security forces. The anti-apartheid struggle continues in the complex educational drive for voter education, as negotiations move toward setting a date for the first democratic elections. Community organizations like the Alexandra Civic Organization (ACO), Chicago's sister community in South Africa, are critical to the success of the voter education campaign. The brochure includes a Walkathon Pledge Form and also mentions the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Community Party (SACP).
Used by permission of former members of the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers