SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S DAY AUG 9. 1956-78
JOIN IN THE NATIONAL COMMEMORATION
by American Friends Service Committee
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, about July or early August 1978.
Leaflet advertising a picket on August 9 at the South African Consulate in San Francisco sponsored by the Third World Women’s Alliance and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and a celebration at St. Augustine’s Parrish in Oakland on August 13. August 9 is the anniversary of a march in October 1955 of 2,000 South African women in Pretoria carrying a petition to end the extension of the pass laws to women. In spite of worldwide condemnation of South Africa, the U.S. government has consistently supported the South African apartheid government by opposing economic sanctions, and U.S. corporations and banks are making investments and loans that help prop up South Africa. These investments, with a profit return of 20 percent, do not contribute to a better life for the Blacks, Coloreds, and Asians in South Africa. The leaflet mentions Lilian Ngoyi, the Prime Minister, social justice in the U.S., night raids by police, arrests, protests, and burning of passes. • SIGNIFICANCE OF AUGUST 9, SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S DAY • IMPORTANCE OF SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S DAY FOR THIRD WORLD AND WORKING PEOPLE IN THE U.S. • WHAT YOU CAN DO
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers