Mary Daly, feminist philosopher and author
of Beyond God the Father, The Church and the
Second Sex, and Gyn/Ecology, the Metaethics
of Radical Feminism, will be the principal
speaker at the Mary Daly Workshop to be
held at the First Unitarian Church, Saturday,
March 22 at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $10.00
for the entire day. Child care and lunch will be
available. Persons who pre-register will receive
a free ticket ($3.00 value) to attend Mary
Daly's presentation on Friday, March 21 at
8:00 p.m., at the University of Houston
Clear Lake City auditorium. You may pre-
register by sending your admission fee to
Women's Group, First Unitarian Church,
5210 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77004. For
additional information call 437-5215 or 440-
The public is invited to enter a poster contest
in honor of the work and goals of the Houston
Area Women's Center. A $500 cash first-prize
is being offered. Runners-up will be awarded
smaller prizes. The posters will be judged equally on their artistic merits and their ability to
convey the theme of "Women Helping
Women." Judges will be Mary Ross Taylor,
commercial artist Phyllis McMahon, and artist
Lynn Randolph, president of the Houston
Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art.
Sponsors for the contest are Marion Coleman
and Francois de Menil.
The winning poster will be printed and sold
as a fund-raiser for the Houston Area Women's
Center. The printed poster will be 24 by 26
inches, with a maximum of two colors on a
colored stock giving it a three color effect.
Submitted posters should follow these guidelines. Artists should not sign their work until
after the juding on Monday, April 28. The
posters will be on display from April 28
through June 1. Artists are to pick up their
work after June 1. The posters should be
mailed or hand-delivered to the Houston Area
Women's Center. For further information
or registration forms, call Sandy Long at 792-
Women's Information, Referral, and Exchange
Service (WIRES) is looking for volunteers.
WIRES is a an organization whose goal is to
help women find the knowledge, skills, and
information to develop their fullest potential. WIRES' volunteers staff a phone service
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The calls they receive deal with questions on
credit, education, housing, welfare, child care,
legal rights, health, and employment. Crisis
calls from battered wives, rape victims, and alcoholic or drug addicted persons are also
handled by WIRES. Volunteers are given
training on what resources are available in the
community, how to refer persons, and how to
effectively handle crisis calls. WIRES is a part
of the Houston Area Women's Center. Its office
is located in the Medical Center. For further
information or to volunteer, call Elizabeth
Glenn at 792-4664.
The YWCA of Houston is sponsoring its fifth
annual Outstanding Women's Luncheon honoring the contributions of women in the business
world, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, February
29 from noon until 1:30 p.m. For further
information call 523-6881.
A lecture on The Struggle to Survive: The
Mexican American Female Worker in Houston
will be given by Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, Jr. of
the University of Houston on Tuesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Concourse Level
meeting room of the Central Library at 500
McKinney. It will be repeated Thursday, February 14 at Hillendahl Branch at 2436 Gessner.
This program is one in the library's series
Playing, Praying and Working in Houston.
For a schedule of the series or further information, call 222-3268.
The Houston Chapter of the Coalition of Labor
Union Women (CLUW) has been selected as one
of 10 chapters to participate in Project Opportunity, a program co-sponsored by national
CLUW and the Center for Women and Work of
the National Manpower Institute. Chapter
Opportunities Advisors, Nancy Whitecotten
(AFGE), Sarah Puente (Teamsters), Jeannie
Lehman (CWA) and chapter president Diana
Osborne (CWA), received intensive training in
Philadelphia last November. During the next six
months, these four will develop a resource center with information for union women, and
establish an outreach network to local experts
and advisors. Union women with needs or information are asked to contact Diana Osborne at
The "Girls" at the Office: Working Women in
American History will be addressed by Dr.
Diana Christopulos, Assistant Professor of
History, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York
at a meeting of Houston Network on Sunday,
February 24, at 2 p.m. at the First Unitarian
Church, 5210 Fannin Street. For further
information on this talk or on this organization focused on the problems faced by women
who are employed, call Beverly Statesburg,
729-8742 (home) or 797-1207 (office).
The Women's Organic Farm Health Center and
Wildlife Sanctuary of Bertram, Texas is holding open house in Houston Saturday, February 16, 2-5 p.m., at the home of Dr. Mabelle
Adams-Mayne, 3310 Aberdeen Way. The
Center is the work of two women, Carla Blum-
berg and Abigail Brown. Located 60 miles
north of Austin, it is a demonstration of the
simpler life, growing and preserving food by organic methods, practicing conservation and
humane treatment of animals. Also, it is a place
of retreat for people desiring freedom from excessive use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, chemicalized foodstuffs, urban pressures and pollutions.
Slides of the farm will be shown at 3 p.m. and
natural organic refreshments will be served.
Send a postcard indicating your intention to
attend to The Organic Farm, Bertram TX
78605, or telephone 6644667 Friday, February 15th.
The fourth annual Women's Week will occur
at UH/Clear Lake City March 17-21. Full
details in the next issue of Breakthrough or
call the Women's Resource Center at UH/
Texas Trails Association, a new statewide
organization formed to advocate a network of
land and water trails throughout Texas, will
meet in Austin, Saturday, March 1. For further information, call Susan Spurlock, coordinator, at 520-9601.
The seventh National Women's Music Festival
will take place May 29 through June 1 near
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Thirteen performers are featured, among them Holly Near, Meg
Christian, Alive!, Robin Tyler and Teresa Trull.
Daily workshops will cover everything from
instrument repair to innovative approaches in
teaching, from production to promotion.
Concerts, workshops, feminist films, and jam
sessions are highlights of the festival. Further
information will be featured in Breakthrough
in future issues.
Breakthrough will publish a resource guide
of local (Houston-Galveston area) professional and service organizations and feminist groups in a future issue. If your organization would like to be included, send pertinent information: name, address, phone numbers and a brief (limit 25 words) description
of the group and its activities. Also, enclose
the name and phone numbers for your group's
key officer. We will call her/him for a photo
session at the Breakthrough office. Deadline:
Cindy Sherman: Photographs is the third in the Perspectives exhibition series at the Contemporary
Arts Museum. Sherman's work is exclusively self-portraits. Her photographs are all black and white,
and are intended to look like Grade B movie promo pictures, with Sherman costumed and
mysteriously posed, balanced and in disguise. Now through March 23.
Houston: A Women's History is a series of free lectures exploring the contribution of Black, Anglo
and Hispanic women to Houston's history, politics, business, and the changing status of women.
Each lecture will be given at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays at Jungman Branch Library, 5830 Westheimer,
and again at 7 p.m. on the following Thursdays at the Central Library, 500 McKinney.
The Changing Legal Status of Houston's Black Women, Myrtle McKenzie, Attorney
Mexican American Women in Houston Politics, Olga Soliz, Business Consultant
Mexican Women in Houston: The Formation of Barrio Life, Margarita Melville, UH
Changing Roles for Houston's Black Women, Maude Royale, HCC
Machismo: Myth or Reality?, Gloria Guardiola, AAMA
Women in Houston: The Future, Nikki Van Hightower, Houston Area Women's Ctr.
For further information, call 222-3268.
All films are free, but tickets must be picked up at the Central Library information desk beginning
on the Monday preceding the movie. For further information call 222-3268.
Reel Women is a 10-week series of films offering an intensive opportunity to explore
how films have perpetuated myths and stereotypes and reinforced beliefs of the proper
"place" of women. The films will be shown free Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. beginning January 12 in the auditorium of the Houston Public Library's Julia Ideson Building
at 500 McKinney.
Chronicling almost 50 years of social history, the films were chosen by Eric Gerber,
film critic of the Houston Post, and Dr. Antoinette Boecker of TSU. Each film dramati-'
cally depicts a specific era in the changing role of American women and significantly reflected and influenced the values and beliefs of its first-release audience.
February 16 Some Like It Hot 1959 Marilyn Monroe
February 23 A Woman Under the Influence 1974 Gena Rowlands x
March 1 Rachel, Rachel 1968 Joanne Woodward
March 8 Looking for Mr. Goodbar 1977 Diane Keaton
March 15 Girlfriends 1978 Melanie Mayron
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