Educators Against Apartheid

by Educators Against Apartheid
Jamaica, New York, United States
May 1988
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
In an article promoting the Kellogg's boycott, the newsletter says before South African soldiers begin their day invading Angola, breaking up funerals for victims of apartheid in South Africa, planting mines in Namibia, they eat Kellogg's cereals. The newsletter reports that on April 15 over 1,200 youth from over 38 New York City schools demonstrated to condemn apartheid and racism. The South African Consulate refused to accept the 9,000 petition signatures to stop the executions in South Africa, so the young people presented them instead to an assistant to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Youth Condemn Apartheid and Racism will meet May 14 at Riverside Church. The newsletter reports that Cape Town's Nyanga Township has been declared a restricted area open to residents only. Crossroads doctor Ivan Toms was sentenced to 630 days imprisonment for refusing to serve in the South African Defence Force. Dolcie September, and the Chief ANC Representative in France, was brutally murdered on March 18. A teacher from SOMAFCO, the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College, will be at the E.A.A. meeting. The newsletter says on Soweto Day, June 16, there will be a massive lobbying effort for legislation for comprehensive sanctions against South Africa and Namibia and asks people to visit their Congresspeople and urge them to co-sponsor and support the Dellums/Cranston bills H.R. 1580/S. 556. The newsletter discusses the Federation of Transvaal Women, Baragwanath Hospital, the South African Institute of Race Relations, the Washington Office on Africa, and TRS (Teachers Retirement System). Contents: S.A. Soldiers Eat Kellogg's • Youth March • ANC NEWS BRIEFING • BANNING OF THE PEOPLE'S ORGANIZATIONS • Detainees' Parents Support Committee • Detention Without Trial • HEALTH MATTERS • Nyanga Township Restricted • STUDENTS AND EDUCATION • Apartheid Education Budget • Conscience Objector and War Resistance • Suicide Attempts in the Army • POLICE CONFISCATE COFFIN • E.A.A. Meeting • Hear Dennis Goldberg • SOMAFCO STUDENT WANTS PENPAL • ALL OUT ON SOWETO DAY • Apartheid is Wrong • Join E.A.A. now
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