Re: Anti-Apartheid Sit-In at Swarthmore College
by Swarthmore College Divestment Coalition
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States
September 12, 1985
The mailing says the Swarthmore College Divestment Coalition is organizing a sit-in on the steps of Parrish Hall to protest the College's investment in apartheid South Africa. A proposal for three-year phased divestment of these funds was first presented to the Board last Spring; the Board will consider the proposal on September 28 at the Friends Meeting House on the Swarthmore College campus. A 24-hour candle-light vigil is in process to show support for the proposal and to increase awareness about the urgency of responding to police repression in South Africa. The mailing invites people to join in these activities and in saying NO to South Afr1con repression and to Swarthmore investment in apartheid. The mailing mentions the Botha government, the Sullivan Principles, Rev. Leon Sullivan, the Swarthmore College Board of Managers, universities, states, unions, cities, Philadelphia, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), and the College endowment.
Used by permission of former members of the Swarthmore College Divestment Coalition.
Collection: Stephen B. Crofts Wiley papers