INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR OFFICE
OPENS IN HOUSTON
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Wednesday, September 7,
in Room 5124 of the Federal Building, 515 Rusk, to mark the
official opening of the Houston Office of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year.
The National Women's Conference, a federally sponsored
event, will take place in Houston, November 18-21, at the Albert
Thomas Convention. Nearly 1,500 elected delegates from all 50
states and 6 territories will participate in the Convention. Women
from over 50 countries will attend also as observers as well as an
estimated 15,000 or more visitors from across the country.
Local planning efforts for the November Convention will be
carried out by the Houston office under the direction of the
Houston Coordinating Committee. Chaired by Houstonian,
Mary Keegan, the Committee was appointed by the National
Commission and is responsible for local arrangements for IWY
Keegan is vice-president of the Delegation for Friendship
among Women and past vice-president of the YWCA. She has
traveled across the country and in foreign countries speaking on
women's issues, and was an observer at the International Women's
Conference in Mexico City, in 1974.
Other members of the Coordinating Committee are Elma
Barrera, with the Chicana Association for Reform and Advocacy
(CARA) and the Political Association for Spanish-speaking
Organization (PASO); Helen Cassidy, General Counsel for
Women's Advocate? Inc., the first chairperson of the Texas
Women's Political Caucus and past member of the National
Board of Directors for the National Organization for Women;
and Dr. Hortense Dixon, former executive assistant to the Mayor
of Houston and now vice-president for university relations at
Texas Southern University.
The IWY Houston Office is currently looking for volunteers
to work during the National Conference. If you are interested in
being a volunteer, send the application below to the Houston
office, 515 Rusk, Room 5124, Houston, Texas 77002.
To help us assign personnel in the most effective manner, please
fill out each section below and mail to the Houston Committee.
Area of Interest:
Services for Handicapped
Indicate experience with large meetings.
Indicate organizations you currently belong to.
Include Telephone numbers
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The National Commission on
the Observance of International
Women's Year is sponsoring a
competition for the design of an
official Houston poster for the
National Conference in Houston,
November 18-21. The theme of
the conference will be "American
Women on the Move." Designs
should speak to that theme.
The competition is open to all
artists whose residence, studio or
principal place of employment is
located in Harris County, Texas.
Persons who are enrolled in educational institutions either full or
part time are ineligible for this
competition. There is no entry fee.
Three jurors will select a winner who will be awarded $500.
Five honorable mention winners
will be exhibited in a public place
during the conference. Judging will
be "blind" with the names of
competitors on back of work only.
The winning entry will become
the property of the U.S. I.W.Y.
Commission and all reproduction
rights are reserved to the Commission.
Poster size will be 22 inches x
30 inches over-all which may include a border at the artist's option. Poster will contain the following printed matter: "American
Women on the Move. First National Women's Conference sponsored by the United States Commission on the Observance of
International Women's Year,
Houston, Texas, November 18-21,
Competitors' entries will be
identified on the back only. Each
competitor may submit one entry.
Entries will be reproduced, as is,
photographically and must be submitted in finished form. Color separation not required. Rub-on or
stick-on letters or geo-type will be
Entries must be received at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Attention:
Anne Feltus, 1001 Bissonnet,
Houston 77005, Texas, by 5 PM
on October 13. Judging will take
place October 14 and winning entries will be notified by October
19. All entries not receiving awards
must be picked up by October 21
by artists wishing to retain their
For additional information call
the office, Houston 226-5108.
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