"A Golden Collection and Statement In Support of Freedom, Human Dignity and Self-Determination"
by Art Against Apartheid
New York, New York, United States
Undated, September or early October 1984
3 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Brochure advertising a three-day exhibit by Art Against Apartheid at Hunter College [Hunter] West Building on October 29-31, 1984. It advertises a reception with Eduardo Davila, Presiding Vice President, SGS Student Government Hunter, City University of New York (CUNY); Dr. Donna E. Shalala, President, Hunter, CUNY; Dr. Marguerite Ross Barnett, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, CUNY; Dr. Tilden J. LeMelle, Provost, Hunter; Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Distinguished Professor of African and Afro-American History, Hunter; Dr. Henry F. Jackson, Chairperson, Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter; Nomaswazi Mokonane, South African Student at Hunter; Jerry Savage, Hunter Alumni and Student at CUNY Law School; Diana Dwyre, Coordinator for CUNY Divestment; Fernando Quinones, President, Hunter SGS Student Government; and Simon Bly, Jr., Executive Director, African Arts Cultural Center, City of Harlem. The brochure describes political and economic injustices in South Africa and describes South Africa as one of the most serious threats to peace in our time. South Africa also illegally occupies Namibia (South West Africa) and seeks to destabilize the independent nations on its border. Support of the U.S. government and business, reinforced by President Reagan's policy of "constructive engagement," enables apartheid to survive, while the majority of the world's nations are not continuing "business as usual" with South Africa but instead are seeking its political, economic, and cultural isolation. The brochure says that the creators of Art Against Apartheid, as artists and leaders in higher education working in the U.S., with to use their creative and humanistic vision as a weapon against apartheid. ART AGAINST APARTHEID is a series of exhibitions and cultural events to be held throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The Student Government and Art Against Apartheid are bringing to Hunter the best selections of the state-wide art exhibitions. At CUNY, students moved the governing Board of Trustees to divest monies under their control from corporations investing in South Africa, and they applaud their University leaders and are proud that Hunter served as the base of operations for the CUNY-wide movement in support of divestiture. The brochure lists member of the Student-Community Coalition for Art Against Apartheid: Eduardo Davila, SGS Student Government, Hunter; Amy Pearsall, President, Day Session Student Government, Hunter; Carol Davila, Program Assistant, Development Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter; Joy Dimone, Associates and Poets Against Apartheid; Gerard Savage, Student, CUNY Law School; Bendal Hydes, Art Against Apartheid; and Simon Bly, Jr. Art Against Apartheid is an independent activity, organized by a coalition of artists and supporting organizations and sponsored by the foundation for the community of artists with the support of the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid. The SGS Student Government is the official representative of 5,000 evening students registered at Hunter. The brochure includes information on the United Nations-endorsed boycott and a list of Entertainers Who Visit South Africa.

Collection: Hunter College Student Clubs, Organizations and Publications Collection, Hunter College Library Archives and Special Collections