[Dear Friend, Last year the University of Washington Regents voted to divest from companies doing business in South Africa]

by Gary Nelson, Students Against Apartheid
Seattle, Washington, United States
September 17, 1987
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing asking people to write to Regent Samuel Stroum in support of full divestment of University funds. The mailing says last year the University of Washington Regents voted to divest from companies operating in South Africa. This victory for the antiapartheid movement was the culmination of years of work, and Students Against Apartheid (SAA) is is working to hold on to that victory. An increasing number of companies are doing "sham divestment"; they claim to pull out of South Africa but in reality only transfer their assets there and continue to operate under franchise and licensing agreements. The mailing includes a copy of SAA’s letter to Regent Stroum and the Guidelines for Divestment issued by the American Committee on Africa, the American Friends Service Committee, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, TransAfrica, and the Washington Office on Africa. [The mailing says copy of an SAA statement which analyses three examples of companies which have performed sham divestments is attached. Apparently that document is Statement Regarding IBM, GM, and Coca-Cola, which is available on this website.]
Collection: Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections