TODAY, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO RESIST A MODERN POLAROID
Cambridge, Massachusetts I Cambridge Day
Eyewitness Palestine delegates William Ruhm and Elizabeth Rucker speak up at a Massachusetts Against Hewlett-Packard organizing event in Cambridge.
“Today, we have a chance to resist a modern Polaroid…
When the group launched in May 2016, there was space at the table for Cambridge civil rights activist Caroline Hunter – who in 1970, as a new employee at Polaroid, spotted the company’s involvement in creating the Apartheid government’s notorious passbooks and alerted her co-workers. She and future husband Ken Williams lost their jobs but ultimately succeeded in shaming the company into abandoning its business with South Africa.
‘If we could take down a billion-dollar corporation then, what do you think we can do today?’ said Hunter, who became a teacher and administrator at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, to an audience at the group’s first public event. 'The people of Cambridge have spoken up before. We can and we will speak up again.’“