Editor, Hildegard Warner
The Texas Women's Political Caucus Convention will be held August 10-12, at the Red
Carpet Inn in Beaumont. To pre-register, send $25 to the Texas Women's Political
Caucus, 815 Brazos, Suite 304, Austin, Texas 78701. Registration at the door will be
$35. Registration includes two breakfasts, drinks and hor d'ouevres at a cocktail party.
The ERA luncheon charge is $10.
Houston area NOW chapters invite you to a picnic on Sunday, August 26, to celebrate
the 59th anniversary of women's right to vote. Music, food, cold drinks and beer will
be provided from 12 noon until 8 p.m. at 6726 Desert Rose. To get there take 1-10 to
the FM 149 West exit, take a right at Champion Forest, a right on Deer Ridge, and a
right on Heather Hill which becomes Desert Rose. A $4 donation will go toward supporting the constitutional battle to ratify the ERA. For more information call Lee
Lanoo, 864-1772 or the Women's Center, 522-1849.
Psychotherapist and human relations consultant, Miriam Edelman, S. P., will speak on
Brain Power on Tuesday, August 7, at the First Unitarian Church, 5210 Fannin at
Southmore, at 7:30 p.m. "First Tuesday " discussions on women and power, are sponsored by the Women's Group at the First Unitarian Church. Edelman will speak on discovering how good your mind is and how you may tap more of your potential. Edelman is in private practice in Houston and consults with the University of Texas Schools
of Nursing, Houston-Galveston Area Council and the University of Houston.
WOMEN IN JAZZ-ADD LIB, an all-woman's jazz group will be featured for a month-
long engagement in August at MUMS, a new jazz place near downtown Houston. Four
members of the jazz sextet appear above with Astrid Sheil (second from left), program
director at KUHF. Sheil worked with Cy Brinson (center), the group's vocalist, to get
the group together.
The musicians Lynda Corbin (1), Brandy Anthony (second from right), and Janice
Chappelear (far right), recently appeared at the Second Annual Women's Jazz Festival
in Kansas City and they kicked off the Alley Theatre's Jazz Festival last month.
Singers Brinson and Marsha Frasier (not pictured) will be featured during ADD
LIB's August performance at MUMS (2016 Main at West Gray). Frasier also plays keyboards for the group. Linda Corbin plays the trombone and is an accomplished flutist.
Janice Chappelear plays saxophone, clarinet and flute, and Brandy Anthony keeps the
band on beat with her syncopated rhythms on the bass guitar. Anthony also plays the
jazz guitar and the steel guitar. Also in the group is drummer Lucy Flohr.
"There is a new awakening of jazz in the city," says Sheil. ''ADD LIB got together
to showcase Houston's top female jazz musicians. We hope the community will enjoy
A new booklet Getting Uncle Sam to Enforce Your Civil Rights, is available to help
persons who feel they have been discriminated against in credit, education, employment, housing, law enforcement, voting and other fields. It covers unfair treatment
due to race, color, sex, religion, age, handicap or lack of citizenship. Special information is included for American Indians, institutionalized persons and military personnel. The booklet contains regional and local addresses for 13 agencies which accept
complaints filed at those levels. Free copies may be obtained by writing the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights, Publications Management Division, Room 700, 1121
Vermont Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20425.
The second Lesbian and Gay Seminarians Conference, We are a People, will be hosted
by the Harvard Divinity School, November 8 to 11. The interdenominational gathering
will feature a wide-ranging program of panels, workshops and symposia designed by
and for gay and lesbian seminarians.
The conference planning committee is calling for papers on subjects relating to
homosexuality and the various seminary and school of religion disciplines: New and
Old Testament, Ethics, Comparative Religion, Psychology of Religion, Pastoral Psychology, Theology and Philosophy of Religion. These papers will be presented during the
conference. Papers received by September 15 will be given first priority and none will
be accepted after September 29. Questions and submissions should be sent to Bradley
Prunty, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge,
MA 02138, or phone 617-623-6489.
Lucia, an epic three-part film by Humberto
Solas, will be shown at the Museum of
Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet, on Friday,
August 24 at 7:30 p. m.
The film dramatizes three separate periods in the Cuban struggle for liberation in
order to show the participation of Cuban
women in that fight.
Each of the episodes, which take place
during the 1895 war of independence
from Spain, the 1933 overthrow of the
dictator Machado, and the social changes
of the 1960's under Castro, evokes the
spirit of its era and the historical progression, emphasizing the changing role
At the same time, each beautifully-filmed episode is an entertaining and engrossing
story. Lucia is both a unique view of Cuban history and La tin-American culture and a
dramatically engaging examination of women's world-wide struggle for social equality.
Spanish, with English subtitles. 1972. 160 minutes. Black and white.
Wouldn't 1979 be
a great year
to take one giant
and get rid of
Your attorney says,
"If I'm not here
just leave it with
The purchasing agent
says, "Drop off your
bid with the girl."
A manager says,
"My girl will get
back to your girl."
Do they mean
Do they mean
Do they mean
Do they mean
a woman when she's
out of her teens.
she has a name.
A United Technologies reprint from
The Wall Street Journal