Coalition Against Apartheid and Human Rights Violations


Duration: Mid-1980s, existed in fall 1985 - Unknown, existed in 1991
Location: Fullerton, California, United States


The Coalition Against Apartheid was an anti-apartheid organization at the Fullerton campus of California State University (CSU) formed in the mid-1980s. The organization changed its name to Coalition Against Apartheid and Human Rights Violations probably in the fall of 1988. When the organization first started it was a genuine coalition of existing student organizations, and was well-represented by members of the Young Democrats, Black Student Union, and the student chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) at CSU Fullerton, as well as assorted individuals. In the late 1980s the Coalition Against Apartheid and Human Rights Violations was more of a tight-knit group of friends and acquaintances. (Source: James Benjamin, a former member of the Coalition Against Apartheid and Human Rights Violations; and ANTI-APARTHEID ORGANIZATIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Southern Africa Resource Project, April 1991, available on this website)