National Student Conference on South Africa and Namibia - Conference Report

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
November 1985
12 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report on the National Student Conference on South Africa and Namibia held at Hunter College on November 1-3, 1985. The report discusses campus divestment campaigns and the Weeks of National Anti-Apartheid Action from March 21, the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre through April 6, the anniversary of the execution of Solomon Mahlangu, an African National Congress freedom fighter. April 4 will be a National Protest Day for South African Divestment in commemoration of the assassination of Martin Luther King on that day. The report mentions Lisa Crooms, Matt Meyer, Monical Russo, Danisa Baloyi (Columbia Coalition for a Free South Africa), Saflya Bandele (Center for Women's Development- Medgar Evers College), Marty Ellington (SCAR), Modibo (EBIC), Willy Packard (D.C. SCAR), Michelle Thomas (NY8 Defense Committee), Sahotra Sarkar (University of Chicago TWPF [Third World Political Forum]), and Imtiaz Totla (University of Michigan FSACC [Free South Africa Coordinating Committee]). The report includes material on Brooklynites Against Apartheid, the Washington Office on Africa, DC SCAR, the Latin America Multinationals Project, ROTC/JROTC Clearing House c/o War Resisters League, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, the Black Consciousness Movement, the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, and the Ohio Seven Defense Committee. The report includes information on SWAPO and the ANC. Contents: Black Student Caucus • Direct Action Caucus • Domestic Racism and Sexism • Material Aid to Liberation Movements • U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Southern Africa • -Action Proposals (5) • -Nationwide Legislative Alert Network (6) • Linking Southern Africa, Central American and Peace Movements • Mass Movements • Political Prisoners Support Campaign • National Weeks of Anti-Apartheid Action
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive