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NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1982-08 - Pages 4 and 5. August 1982. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4054/show/4047.

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(August 1982). NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1982-08 - Pages 4 and 5. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4054/show/4047

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1982-08
Publisher National Organization for Women, Bay Area Chapter
Date August 1982
Description Vol. 10 No. 8
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Language English
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Title Pages 4 and 5
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Transcript Margie Adam, singer/songwriter/pi- anrst, has once again shown her talented diversity with her latest album, We Shall Go Forth. We Shall Go Forth was recorded live at three concerts on April 30 and May 1 and 2, and was released July 1. She was in Houston to perform a fundraiser on July 17 for the Texas Women's Political Caucus Convention. During the intermission of her performance, she received an official proclamation from the mayor's office, proclaiming July 17 Margie Adam Concert Day. According to Adam, the specific intent for releasing the album on July 1 was, "We knew the June 30 deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment would be used as a moratorium on the women's movement. We wanted to make a clear statement that we were going right on with our effort and dedication." When asked about the purpose for recording the album live instead of in a controlled environment, she replied that it was to show what happens when women work together and when a woman sings music which tells the truth and comes from love. Originally, Adam intended to write and compose songs for others to sing, but was influenced to perform her own work. "I come from the audience. It wasn't my idea to perform, and since it wasn't, I made the assumption that as long as I didn't identify myself as a performer, I could be myself." Adam continued, "As it turned out, that is what my audience always wanted. It's a great gift we give each other. "My audience gives me permission to be myself, and I can then risk communicating with them on a level which allows them to be vulnerable in unusual ways." She attributes a portion of her "electricity" present at her concerts to the level of vulnerability present and to her willingness to be open and admit she is a woman in process. "I'm not an act. I'm not done. I'm in the middle and expect to be there for the duration." Rather than working within the current recording industry, Adam helped to form Pleiades Records. The major benefit of companies such as Pleiades is that they allow women to participate \n all levels of the recording industry. After three successful, diverse albums, each with its own distinct individual purpose, what does Margie foresee as .her next challenge-risk? The answer is simple—a fourth album entitled Here's a Lovesong. An album of "unmitigated mush" by her own description. Although challenges and risks are frightening and uncertain, Margie Adam believes in them as continually encouraging her audiences through exemplary behavior and verbaltude to GET INVOLVED. "I feel what women are about is risking. It's nc. by accident that we are out on the edge aiong the whole continuum of the social change movement. "I see women taking risks all along that progressive line, and I don't know how to encourage my audience to go forward unless I demonstrate my own willingness." Her commitment is undeniable. While in the midst of a national tour, she recorded We Shall Go Forth. Usually her tours last six months out of the year. This year, she has been on the road nine months. A well-deserved vacation is planned for August with touring to begin again in November or December. She plans to spend her free time relaxing and tending her garden. Margie Adam's stunning yet simple lyrics provide entry points for people to reflect and compare what she is sing- . ing/saying to their own personal lives. In a world where grownups Want to make the doughnuts without holes It's not easy to keep the child within us whole But, it Is possible! STEINEM in Houston A Texas Celebration in Honor of an Old Friend Gloria Steinem feels that Houston is indeed a feminist capital, and that is why she made Houston one of her three stops on her national tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ms. Magazine. She is currently an editor and writer for Ms., which she helped to found in 1972. On June 28, 1982, Matrix Magazine and the Women's Lobby Alliance sponsored A Texas Celebration in Honor of an Old Friend saluting the anniversary. The celebration consisted of a bar-be- cue dinner, a celebrity roast of Steinem and the keynote speech made by Steinem. Participants in the roast included Tom Bass, Trudy Berger, Molly Ivins, Frances "Sissy" Farenthold, Ann Richards and Dr. Nikki Van Hightower. The welcoming speech was given by Eleanor Tinsley with the entertainment provided by Lyra—Kat Gra^m and Linda Rhyne. Mayor Kathy Wh.cmire made a brief appearance. Councilmember Dan Gorczynski was also in attendance. Most of the people present were concerned with the future of feminism, and probably the most often asked question was, "Where do we go from here?". Although the Equal Rights Amendment was not successfully ratified by the required number of states, it will be reintroduced the latter part of July and the whole process undertaken once more. Feminists acknowledge the fact that currently there are not enough votes to get it out of Congress and before the State Legislators. However, the strategy is to get a floor vote on it before the November elections. The purpose behind this is to key in on those who will support equality for all and those who prefer to deny basic, essential human rights. Then those representatives will be targeted for either reelection or defeat. JULY 23- 29. 1982 by Bonnie Dombroski I feel that one of the strongest factors of the current women's movement is the fact that the people involved have been forced rather painfully to learn the political process, and they plan to use that knowledge to their benefit. Getting involved in one's local and state politics was the biggest message given. With the advent of President Reagan's new federalism which increases state power and diminishes federal government involvement, it is crucially important for voters to know who their state and local representatives are and their positions on critical issues such as gay, equal and civil rights. Steinem feels that if the equality forces had been able to raise the kind of money they currently are raising 10 years ago, then it would have been possible to have had the Equal Rights Amendment successfully ratified. Currently, the National Organization for' Women is raising more money per month than the Democratic Party. Al- ready this year, the ERA campaign has- raised more money than the Right Wing Political Action Committee did last year. According to Steinem, "I think first of all we should not let the country or the press blame the victim. It may be hard for women to fight that because we are so used to culturally saying, It's my fault.' But it isn't! We aren't saying we didn't make tactical errors. We did, and we are learning from them. But the major point is over 60% of Americans support the Equal Rights Amendment. It is not the fault of the pro-equality men and women. It is the fault of the state legislators. Unless we get that lesson across, we just won't benefit from this. Could it be ratified again by the Texas legislature? Only you can answer that question. I can't. If not, there's something wrong with the Texas legislature that needs to be corrected."