by Divest Now Coalition
Urbana, Illinois, United States
Undated, about April 14, 1986
4 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: IN SOUTH AFRICA • ON CAMPUS • WHAT'S NEXT, AND HOW YOU CAN BECOME ACTIVE • Leaflet issued as part of a campaign to get the University of Illinois to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. The leaflet describes shantytowns in South Africa, saying they symbolize black South African’s determination to live where they choose, in defiance of apartheid. The leaflet says the shantytown constructed on the Quad is a visible form of mass resistance to the University's continued compliance with apartheid. The leaflet explains the “No Re-election Campaign” targeting three Board of Trustees members who are up for re-election in November who have persistently opposed divestment and refused to respond to Students' arguments for divestment. The leaflet asks people to wear a red ribbon in support of the movement, give donations to the Legal Defense Fund for the DNC 60 people who were arrested, and attend a benefit on April 17 at Trito's Uptown and other benefit concerts coming up. The leaflet discusses Divest Now Coalition (DNC) meetings, the Rock Against Racism benefit, work in white-owned areas, segregated urban areas, squatter villages, John Deere, Caterpillar, and the violent forces of the military.
Used by permission for former members of the Divest Now Coalition.
Collection: Jeff Machota collection