Ad Hoc Divestiture Working Group of Northwestern University Announces a Conference: "UNIVERSITIES MUST WITHDRAW INVESTMENTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA -- NOW!"

by Ad Hoc Divestiture Working Group
Evanston, Illinois, United States
September or early October 1978
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing about conference on October 20-22, 1978, organized by the Ad Hoc Divestiture Working Group of Northwestern University is open to university, community and concerned organizations in the Midwest. There will be reports from each group about their work on divestiture and planning for future actions and coordination. The mailing notes an escalation in the conflict in Southern Africa and a revolt of youth in Soweto and militants who, alongside the national liberation movement, have decided to confront the fascist Pretoria regime. The mailing discusses actions at Northwestern University, including protesting the murder of Steve Biko, agitating against the sale of the Krugerrand gold coin, and launching a campaign to get the university to divest its holdings from corporations that continue to invest in South Africa.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections