Educators Against Apartheid
by Educators Against Apartheid
with Mal Stein
Jamaica, New York, United States
The newsletter says on November 3, 1988 Majority Leader Peter Vallone introduced INTRO 1137 to the N.Y. City Council; initiated by Councilwoman Ruth Messinger, INTRO 1137 strengthens earlier laws prohibiting City agencies from purchasing from corporations doing business in S. Africa; one provision of the new bill is that City agencies would be prohibited from purchasing from third party vendors any products produced by corporations doing business in South Africa. The newsletter advertises a symposium on integrating the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. into the school curriculum featuring John Henrik Clarke, Paula Rogovin Bower, James Campbell and Minerva Melendez. The newsletter says although the Teachers’ Retirement System voted for full divestment last June they refuse to report what steps have been taken. The newsletter reports the Free Southern Africa Regional Conference held in New Haven in October agreed on this plan of work for the North East: 1. Promote understanding of the Freedom Charter Plan activities leading to major Freedom Charter Day events on June 26, 1989 2. Sanctions and divestment campaign 3. Material aid campaign for SWAPO, ANC, and the Front Line States. The newsletter advertises a demonstration at Mobil Oil; and says Mobil Oil is the U.S. corporation making the most profit from apartheid, and actively opposes economic sanctions. The newsletter asks people to have students write Nelson Mandela and send the letters to Educators Against Apartheid. The newsletter advertises a showing of Voices from South Africa, a new video series that presents an uncensored picture of the current situation in South Africa. The newsletter includes information on Dmitri Vietze, the African National Congress, Sicelo Dhloo, Dr. Ivan Toms, the Kellogg's boycott, the New England Regional Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, NARMIC, and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Contents: SUPPORT INTO 1137 • TO APARTHEID: A RESPONSE • APARTHEID IS WRONG CURRICULUM • A SYMPOSIUM BEYOND THE DREAM • Teachers' Retirement System • Support E.A.A. • YOUTH CONDEMN APARTHEID AND RACISM • HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RALLY Against Apartheid • Educators Against Apartheid VIDEO SHOWING
Used by permission of Paula Rogovin, a former member of Educators Against Apartheid.
Collection: Educators Against Racism and Apartheid Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections