[The Swarthmore College Divestment Coalition is organizing a sit-in on the steps of Parrish Hall ...]
by Swarthmore College Divestment Coalition
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States
September 12, 1985
The press release announces a sit-in at Parrish Hall to protest Swarthmore's investment in apartheid South Africa. The action is being called by the Swarthmore College Divestment Coalition, a group of students, faculty, administrators, and community members. The Coalition presented a proposal for three-year phased divestment to the Board of Managers last Spring, but it was postponed to the Fall meeting. A 24-hour candle-light vigil is in process to show support for the proposal and express the urgent need to respond to police repression in South Africa. From September 25 - 28, guest speakers, theatrical activities, and discussions will be part of the sit-in activities. The press release mentions a Student Council referendum, Friends Meeting House, South Africa poet Dennis Brutus, Stevie Wonder, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, donations, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), a petition in favor of Swarthmore divestment, and Steve Wiley.
Used by permission of former members of the Swarthmore College Divestment Coalition.
Collection: Stephen B. Crofts Wiley papers