Celebrate International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women in South Africa
by Freedom Rising Africa Solidarity Committee, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, about July or early August 1984
2 pages
Leaflet advertising an event on Friday, August 17, with Ethel Mogadi, Women's Coordinator, Pan African Congress of Azania (PAC). The leaflet says there will be poetry from Black Peral and African dace by the Kusema Vijiti Institute. The leaflet says backed to the hilt by the U.S., the South African slave state is stepping up its war against African people in neighboring countries and inside its own borders; but in Azania (the African name for South Africa), people are carrying on their tradition of resistance with strikes, student rebellions, and an increasing number of armed attacks. The leaflet says the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) is one of the two liberation movements confronting the racist regime. The leaflet says join us August 17 when Ethel Mogadi, Women's Coordinator for Europe of the PAC, comes to talk with us about the state of the struggle in Azania and the part women play in that struggle; the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid has declared August 9 the International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women in South Africa and Namibia; Sister Mogadi is part of a delegation of women from the PAC who have come to the U.S. to take part in the UN observance. The leaflet includes a poem by Christine Douts Qunta, written shortly after her participation in the Soweto uprising of 1976. This leaflet was digitized by The Freedom Archives that provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of several former members of FREEDOM RISING!
Collection: The Freedom Archives