[AFRICA NETWORK SALUTES THE COURAGE OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S ANTI-APARTHEID ALLIANCE AND ENDORSES ITS PRINCIPLED CALL FOR DIVESTMENT ...]
by Africa Network
Evanston, Illinois, United States
May 16, 1985
The mailing says Africa Network salutes the courage of Northwestern University's Anti-Apartheid Alliance and endorses its call for divestment of university funds invested in South Africa. It also praises the Associated Student Government for endorsing the Alliance and appealing for amnesty for 95 students who have been arrested. The mailing lauds students in the Anti-Apartheid Alliance and in other campus-based anti-apartheid groups across the country for organizing peaceful protests, rallies, demonstrations, educationals, and acts of civil disobedience which have led to thousands of arrests nationwide. The mailing discusses conditions under apartheid, including the immorality of the health care system, as described in CRIPPLING A NATION: HEALTH IN APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, by Aziza Seedat, M.D. The mailing says legalized racism extends into the sporting arena as well. The mailing says despite these immoralities, the Journal of Commerce of March 26, 1984 reports that the "US Regains Top Slot in South African Trade." The mailing discusses passbooks; Nobel Peace Prize Bishop Desmond Tutu's daughter, Naomi; Hyman Hirshfield; malnutrition and infant mortality; former Prime Minister Vorster; investment; and Reverend Allan Boesak, President of the World Council of Reformed Churches.
Used by permission of former members of Africa Network.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections