Celebrate International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women in South Africa
by Freedom Rising Africa Solidarity Committee, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, about July or early August 1984
2 pages
Leaflet advertising an event on August 17 at which Ethel Mogadi, Women's Coordinator in Europe of the Pan African Congress of Azania (PAC), will speak about the state of the struggle in Azania and women’s role in that struggle. There will be poetry from Black Pearl and dance by the Kusema Vijiti Institute. Mogadi is in the U.S. as part of a PAC delegation to the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid’s observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women in South Africa and Namibia. The leaflet says that, in Azania (the African name for South Africa), people are organizing strikes, student rebellions, and an increasing number of armed attacks. The PAC is one of the two liberation movements confronting the racist regime. Also, backed by the U.S., the South African slave state is stepping up its war against African people in neighboring countries. The leaflet includes a poem by Christine Douts Qunta, written shortly after her participation in the Soweto uprising of 1976. This leaflet was digitized by The Freedom Archives that provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of several former members of FREEDOM RISING!
Collection: The Freedom Archives