Student Anti-Apartheid Newsletter

by Joshua Nessen, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, about November 1985
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada, Cuba, Sweden
Language: English
Contents: REPORT ON NATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE ON SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA • CONFERENCE SESSIONS • Friday November 1 Opening Session • Saturday November 2 Student Anti-Apartheid Movement Panel • Panel on U.S. Foreign Policy • Workshop Summaries • I Material Aid Workshop (Moderators: ANC, SWAPO, Africa Fund) • II U.S. Foreign Policy • III Current Developments in Namibia • IV Workshop on Divestment Organizing • V Domestic Racism and Sexism • VI Linking Southern African, Central American and Peace Movement Solidarity Work 1) CIA 2) Multinational Investment 3) Liberation Movement Support • VII Political Prisoners • VIII Mass Movements • REGIONAL CAUCUSES, MARCH AND PICKET, BLACK STUDENT CAUCUS, DIRECT ACTION CAUCUS • NOVEMBER 3 FINAL SESSION • The newsletter reports on the National Student Conference on South Africa and Namibia, November 1-3, 1985, at which 500 student activists from 35 states and over 100 schools gathered for a at Hunter College. The newsletter says students from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland. Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota. Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee. Texas, Vermont. Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin plus groups from Montreal, Toronto, and Sweden attended the conference. The newsletter discusses a National Material Aid Drive, divestment, Diane Dwyer, Hunter College Day Session Student Government, Claire Mohapi, the African National Congress (ANC) Youth Section, Monica Nashandi, the SWAPO Youth League, Roger Uriarte, the National Union of Nicaraguan Students, Norma Francis, Dumisani Kumalo, the anti-apartheid video “Ain’t Gonna Play Sun City”, Little Steven Can Zandt, New York State Assemblyman Roger Green, Erich Nakano, the University of California/Berkeley, Tanaquil Jones, Columbia University, Keith Jennings, Atlanta University, Karen Seavers, the University of Wisconson/Madison, Joshua Nessen, Willy Terry, the Black Student Communications Organizing Network, William Johnston, Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa, UNITA, the Reagan administration, Cuban troops, the Pledge for Freedom, NYPIRG, Black and Third World Student leadership, ROTC/JROTC, the Latin America Multinationals Project, the War Resisters League, Nelson Mandela, the UDF (United Democratic Front) treason defendants, David Ndaba, Hinyangerwa Asheeke, and Georgia State Senator Julian Bond.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root