nobody out-classes us
Our July/August classes include
assertiveness training, sexuality,
falling out of love, mysteries
of the orgasm, PLUS photography,
dance, crafts, cooking, recreation,
book talks and more.
Over 150 classes in all.
Call us at 721-2230 for your free class schedule
Citizens for Animal Protection (C.A.P.) will sponsor three Pet Adoption Days in
August at the following locations:
Saturday, August 4 Westhill Village, Westheimer and Hillcroft, 11:30 a.m. until
Saturday, August 11 Stafford Plaza, Murphy Rd. at Southwest Freeway, 11:30 a.m.
until 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 25 Foley's Special Event Room at Memorial Shopping Center,
11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
C.A.P. has hundreds of homeless puppies, kittens and adult animals which have had all
necessary shots, wormings and health check-ups and have been spayed or neutered.
For more information call Betty at the C.A.P. office, 871-1221 or 871-1228.
Crisis Hotline needs more volunteers to staff its telephone lines. Training sessions will
be held on Saturdays during August and on weekday mornings in September. The
training concentrates on the problems people call Crisis Hotline about-family trauma,
suicide, advocacy for rape victims, drugs and the daily pressures of living in a fast-
paced city like Houston. The only requirements are that volunteers be caring, non-
judgmental and have the ability to listen. Crisis Hotline takes calls 24 hours a day,
every day. Volunteers work 4 hours per week. For more information call 228-1505.
LISTEN TO The Women's Show, Sundays at 5 p.m. on KUHF FM 88.7 on your radio
dial. Host Astrid will play music and conduct interviews to bring you "the
world through women's eyes."
Talkin' Union, an oral history film about four Texas women and their union organizing activities from 1930 to 1960, will be shown on Channel 8's public-access program
"Territory" Tuesday, July 31, at 10:30 p.m. The film portrays four women battling
the same problems working women face today: low pay, few benefits and poor working conditions. Although some of their attempts to solve these problems through
union organization failed, these women remained convinced of the importance of their
experience in their own lives and in the lives of others. The film was produced by People's History in Texas. For additional information on the film write PHIT, P. O. Box
7953, Austin, TX 78712.
The Houston Area Women's Center
You or your women's group
in the planning of the
first annual Women's Fair
to be held on
November 17 and 18
We need your help on ideas for this event
art crafts music
In the spirit of an old country fair
Start canning, sewing, quilting
over the summer
Leave a message for Marilyn Perryman, 792-4403
An event sponsored by the Joan Waite Hanlon
Houston Area Women's Center Foundation
A series of workshops
will be held,
starting in September, on
Women and aging
Women and religion
Women and writing
From volunteer to career
Proceeds will benefit the
Houston Area Women's Center
More in our next issue
Toward an Understanding of Bakke, a resource book on the Bakke decision, has been
published by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. This 189-page book contains the
full text of the 1978 Supreme Court decision, the voluntary affirmative action guidelines prepared by the Federal Equal Opportunity Commission, President Carter's
July 20, 1978, memorandum on affirmative action programs, and two affirmative
action position statements by the Civil Rights Commission. Single copies may be obtained free by writing the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Publications Division,
1121 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20425.
The newly-formed New York Feminist Art Institute
will begin classes in September. The institute will serve
as a school and resource for women in the arts, providing a nurturing environment as well as the power
of an institution to manifest feminist ideas in art. For
a brochure and enrollment information, write Carol
Stronghilos, P. O. Box 798, Canal Street Station, New
York, NY 10013. Locally, call Pat St. John Danko,
at 523-6917 for more information.
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sent to Houston Breakthrough, P. O. Box 88072, Houston, TX 77004. We regret we
cannot take information over the phone. Announcements of events that are free and
open to the public are published free of charge. August 15 is the copy deadline for the
September issue (to publicize events September 15-October 15).
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