A CALL TO ACTION In Support of South African Women
by Bay Area Free South Africa Movement
Oakland, California, United States
Undated, about February 1985
Leaflet advertising a Ceremonial Pass Book Burning in honor of South African women on March 8, 1985, International Women's Day, in City Hall Plaza in Oakland. The leaflet says August 9, 1956, stands is a proud day for women of South Africa; more than 20,000 women of all races from all over the country gathered at the capitol to demand the withdrawal of Pass Books for women and the repeal of the pass laws. Women in the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement are calling on all women to support the struggle of women in South Africa by participating in this event. The film "You Have Struck A Rock" will be shown that evening at Ohanas Restaurant and Cultural Center. The leaflet mentions Black workers, "slave wages," U.S. computer companies, IBM (International Business Machines), Hewlett-Packard, and the Reagan Administration.
Used by permission of David Bacon, a former member of the Bay Area Free South Africa Movement.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers