Students for Economic and Racial Justice

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Duration: 1977 - Unknown, existed in 1979
Location: Berkeley, California, United States


Students for Economic and Racial Justice (SERJ) was a student anti-apartheid organization at the University of California Berkeley that focused on getting the university to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. In 1979 SERJ, along with Stop Banking on Apartheid, CAL PIRG (California Public Interest Research Group) and Berkeley Citizen Action, supported a referendum requiring the city to remove its funds from banks lending to South Africa; the referendum past on April 17, 1979. (Source: Documents on this website including the newsletter A Luta Continua, January or February 1979, South Africa Catalyst Project; "Protesters Target Economic Ties", AFRICA NEWS, April 21, 1980, Africa News Service; DIVESTMENT: LEGACY OF LIBERATION by Rachel Richman, Africa Resource Center, 1990)

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Title: Social Protest Collection
Time Span: 1977 - 1985
Description: Materials relating to the anti-apartheid movement on the University of California, Berkeley campus, 1977-1985. Primarily 1977 - 78 organizing meeting and Campuses United Against Apartheid meeting notes, handouts, articles and clippings. One folder is material from Students for Economic and Racial Justice (SERJ). Also includes some anti-apartheid literature from 1985.

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