UC ORIENTATION

UC ORIENTATION

Click image to enlarge
Berkeley, California, United States
1985
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
JUNE 21, 1995: THE U.S. BOARD OF REGENTS VOTED TO CONTINUE SUPPORT FOR APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA
Poster issued as part of a campaign to get the University of Californian (UC) to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. The poster says in a referendum the students voted 5-1 in favor of divestment. The poster says a petition was signed by 7,000 students, staff and faculty members in support of divestment. The poster says 650 people were arrested in non-violent civil disobedience actions in support of divestment. he poster says AFSCME Local 3211 and 3212, which represent U.C. clerical and technical employees, voted to divest. The poster says elected state and federal representatives endorse the U.C. divestment movement. The poster says a wide range of labor unions and clergy endorse and support the U.C. divestment movement. The poster says there was a 40 day sit-in for divestment. The poster says on April 17, 1985 there was an 80% effective student strike for divestment. This poster was digitized by Doug Minkler who provided it to the African Activist Archive Project. • 1985 U.C. BERKELEY DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT BACKGROUND
Used by permission of Doug Minkler.
Collection: Private collection of Doug Minkler