Families in South Africa…
by Divest Now Coalition
Urbana, Illinois, United States
Undated, late April or May 1986?
The leaflet says families in South Africa are split up by apartheid, which forces many Blacks to live hundreds of miles away from their families in order to be employed. Often the wife and children live in Bantustans and the husband lives in designated "bachelor hostel" near work. Even a wife and husband working in the same city must often live apart. The U of I invests in companies doing business in South Africa and, for years, it has ignored calls to divest from these companies that have been made by U of I students and the majority of South African Blacks, including Nobel Peace Prizewinner Bishop Desmond Tutu. People are asked to urge President Ikenberry and Board of Trustee members to support divestment and the stand taken by the 60 protester who were arrested. People also are asked to wear a red ribbon in solidarity with the struggle for freedom in South Africa. The leaflet is paid for by SORF (Student Organization Resource Fund). • What do U of I students have to do with this? • What can U of I students do? This item was digitized by Jeff Machota who provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission for former members of the Divest Now Coalition.
Collection: Progressive Resource Action Cooperative and Divest Now Coalition Collection, Urbana Free Library