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Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-18 - Page 21. November 18, 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 9, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4155/show/4138.

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(November 18, 1977). Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-18 - Page 21. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4155/show/4138

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Transcript Skills Workshops SATURDAY, NOVEMBER IQ 1977 9:30-1 1:30 a.m. &W 2:30^:30 p.m. and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER Oft 1977 2:30-4:30 p.m LXi Skills Workshops and Success Stories will be held in the Albert Thomas Convention Center. How To Influence Schools Room 223| Clelia Steele, associate director, and Lynd Weston, head of research at Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER), a Wash-I ington, D.C. based project of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund which| monitors federal enforcement of laws bar ring sex discrimination in education. Al training session demonstrating the use oil PEER'S Title IX Review Kit for people] concerned with fair education in the) schools. The kit is available free. How To Work Effectively |With Your Political Party Room 225 Betty King and Wilma Goldstein. Kin is an executive committee member of| the Democratic State Committee, Wash ington, D.C, and chair of its Standing] Committee on Voter Education and Affir mative Action. Goldstein is associate direc tor of the National Republican Congres sional Committee, campaign division. Botl women are active in the National Women' Political Caucus. Why and how women should become involved with their politi cal party; how party organizations can b used to promote women's issues and con cerns. How to become a delegate to a party national convention; using your politica party in campaigns at the national, state and local level; party platforms and worn en's issues; and opening parties to the ful participation of women. The Media: Making Them More Responsive and Responsible Room 210 Ellen Cohn and Janet Dewart. Dewart is director of Specialized Audience Programs for National Public Radio, Washington D.C. Cohn is a writer, editor and critic for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times Magazine and New York Daily News Magazine. She has also worked in radio and TV. Also, Grace Nagata, National Latino Media Coalition Alice Backes, actress A.F.T.R.A.; and Belle O'Brien, FCC Consumer Assistance Office and member A.W.R.T. Media reform for the consumer, the employee anc the activist. Programming and story content; portrayal of women and minorities guidelines for fair treatment; how to ge your story covered. Working within and without; caucuses, coalitions, networks sources and resources. Community Organizing Room 224 Beverly Fisher, a founder and managing editor of Quest: a feminist quarterly anc a community organizer for more than 10 years, actively involved in community based projects for women in Washington D.C. Basic concepts and techniques for organizing social change movements; strat egy and tactics of selecting an issue anc planning a campaign. Participants will identify their own leadership skills and assets. Legal Remedies To Employment Discrimination Room 218 Susan Ross, clinical director of the Women's Rights Project, American Civil Liber ties Union, and author of The Rights of Women; and Mayda Colon Tsaknis, former trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, now in private practice. Existing laws barring employment discrimination, with a particular focus on pregnancy. Explanation of procedures re quired by state and federal laws as well a alternative methods where there is no legal remedy. Parliamentary Procedure For Beginners Room 111 Elizabeth W. Brown, president of the Florida State Association of Parliamen tarians and currently parliamentarian o the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. An intro duction to parliamentary procedure. Organizing Working Women Room 220 Lisa Portman, assistant director of the George Meany Center for Labor Studies (Silver Spring, Md.), an adult education facility for full-time union officers and staff members. Barriers that keep women from organizing; how to overcome those barriers; and the rewards and benefits gained through organization. Mothers, Inc. Room 101 Reida Lockwood, Laraine Benedikt, Linda Earnest and Milly Douglas, members of Mothers, Inc. of Austin, Tx. concerned about the shared problems of full and part-time mothers. How they created a support system for the mothers of Austin and how similar programs can be created elsewhere. Getting Women Appointed To State Boards and Commissions Room 103 Anne Saucier, president of the Ohio Commission on the Status of Women and an expert on sex discrimination in employment. Women's Ohio Volunteer Employment Network (WOVEN) is establishing a network of women and organizations in the state to identify qualified women for public service. Methods and skills used in this project; how similar networks can be established in other states. Getting Your Point of View Across Room 222 Jane O'Grady, Maria Portalatin and Nancy Becker. O'Grady is a legislative representative for the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C. Portalatin is a special representative of the United Federation of Teachers; president of the New York City Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLA) and vice-president of national LCLA. Becker is president of her own consulting firm and is consultant for the Center for the American Woman in Politics, Rutgers University. Information exchange on organizing individuals and coalitions to achieve social change. Educational and organizational tools of communications among allied groups, with elected and appointed public officials and the larger community. Myths About Women Room 114 The Minority Women's Task Force of the Civil Service Commissions Inter-Agency Action Group. What are the myths about the black, Asian, Indian and Spanish woman of our country? What are the cultural differences? Are the special concerns of the minority woman different than those of her white sister? How do you perceive minority women? Questions answered through masked, costumed role play and audience participation. How To Run For Office Room 107-A Mary Beth Rogers and Jane Hickie. Rogers former deputy director of the 1976 Democratic Presidential campaign in Texas, owns a communications consulting firm and conducts workshops in political campaign techniques. Hickie is administrative assistant to County Commissioner Ann Richards, former county coordinator of the Farenthold for Governor campaign, and coauthor of Texas Women in Politics and Campaign Techniques for Women Candidates and Managers. Elements of planning a successful campaign at the local level, also applicable to statewide campaigns Targeting; analysis of candidate and district; campaign organization and staff support; media; polling; strategies for direct voter contact. Designed for both prospective candidates and campaign managers and workers. How To Market Volunteer Skills and Experiences Room 108 Marilyn Bryant, member of the Advisory Committee of the Governor's Office o Volunteer Services (Minn.), and chair o "People Power," the first national con ference on volunteerism (1974). Up-dating and expanding traditional perceptions o volunteerism; recognizing its relevance in meeting today's changing needs and expec tations. How to assess your interests skills and abilities as acquired and de yeloped in volunteer work and build these into a functional resume; how to gain access to paid work or return to schoo by translating unpaid work experience into marketable skills; and how to take advantage of the opportunity for persona growth offered by voluntary work. Opportunities For Women As Business Owners Room 215 Patricia Cloherty, deputy administrator and Barbara Dunn, director of Women for the Small Business Administration (SBA) The SBA has pledged to assist women going into business. Management skills loans and government procurement opportunities. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER Oft 1977 12:30-2:00 p.m L\J Marriage, Separation and Divorce Room 22^ Roxanne Barton Conlin, U.S. State's Attor ney in the Southern District of Iowa anc former Assistant Attorney General o: Iowa. She served as a consultant on the rights of the homemaker to the Nationa Commission on the Observance of IWY Marriage contracts; selecting a lawyer laws that affect women and how to dea with them; the woman in transition; the value of the homemaker; legislative reform SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 9:30-ll:30a.m&2:30 1U -430 d m Communication Strategies ' F* For Contemporary Women Room 107-B Dr. Janet Elsea, associate professor of communication and theater at Arizona State University and director of the communication division. Verbal and nonverbal skills that women need to be effective communicators. Practical exercises in voice and body, based on assertive communication concepts. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1977 12:00-2:00 p.m and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER Oni977 12:00-2:00 p.m £U Strategies For Academic Women on the Move Room 111 Dr. Cynthia Secor, teacher of women's studies at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the mid-Atlantic regiona office of Higher Education Resource Services (HERS). Joining the decision-makers the new women's network; getting visibility on and off campus; using the pro fessional association; organizing your cam pus; getting tenure; moving up in the ad ministration; working with the trustees and controlling the budget. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 0ft 1977 2:00-3:30 p.m LXI Reaching The Public On Reversing The Arms Race Room 203 Moderator: Betty Little, consultant, Institute for World Order; Media consultants: Vicki Semler and Anne Walker. Specialists in radio/television, congressional liaison and grassroots action will discuss with participants how to reach media, Congress and the community with peace and disarmament issues. Audio-visual aids and information exchange included. Household Workers Room 108 Anita Shelton, director of the National Committee on Household Employment. Consciousness-raising and how-to-do-it session. Video tape Are You Listening- Household Technicians. Panel of household workers and employers shares information and skills related to upgrading employment, sponsoring training programs, expanding minimum wage coverage, and gaining unemployment compensation and worker's compensation coverage for household technicians. Success Stories SATURDAY, NOVEMBER IQ 1977 9:30-11:30 a.m&W 2:30-4:30 p.m and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER Ofl 1977 2:30-4:30 p.m. ^U Comparable Worth Room 202 Lynn Bruner, supervisor of Compliance fo the Equal Employment Opportunity Com mission, Seattle, and former member of| Washington State Women's Council; Helen Remick, director of Affirmative Action for Women at the University of Washington,! Seattle. An overview of the emerging area! of comparable worth. How to apply comparable worth standards to a state civil service system and a large university. Review of recent legal developments in this field. Also, the significance of this approach to a sex-segregated work force. Employment Opportunities for Women in the Skilled Trades Room 221 Ann Emigh, director and founder of Mechanica, a Seattle referral service to assist women with entry into apprenticeships and skilled trades. How to organize a skilled trades referral service for women and persuade government agencies to set goals for women on the work force of government contractors. Boston Women's Health Collective Room 110 Judy Norsegian and Norma Swenson, members of the collective and co-authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves. Functions and methods of the collective as a model for women interested in the self-help and health education movement. Current litigation on behalf of consumer health rights; plans and activities of the National Women's Health Network. Shelter for Battered Women Room 102 Rosemarie Reed, chair, Board of Directors, Center for the Elimination of Violence in the Family, Brooklyn, N.Y., which received $200,000 from New York State to create a refuge for battered women. The Center offers counseling, crisis intervention, hot line, medical and legal services, and training for advocates. Origins and functions of the Center. The East Los Angeles Rape Hot Line Room 105 Diane Muniz, director of the East L.A. Rape Hot Line, the only bilingual(Spanish/ English) hot line in southern California. Transportation and companion services are offered, geared primarily toward the area's Spanish-speaking population. Project discussed as a model for other communities. Women's Crisis Center Room 112 Jeanne Hunt is coordinator of this Ann Arbor, Mich, center, a multi-service drop- in and phone crisis counseling and referral service. Services include consciousness- raising groups, computerized referral system, library, monthly newsletter, training for crisis counselors and workshop leaders, public education, court deferred sentence program for women convicted of misdemeanors, and an HEW funded bibliography of audio-visual materials on rape. Past efforts of such crisis centers and their future direction. Saturday a.m.: Peggy Specktor, director of the Minnesota Program for Victims of Sexual Assault, the only statewide program providing comprehensive services to rape victims. A project of the State Department of Corrections, it trains professionals and advocates who work with victims, provides community education, and facilitates the establishment of community- based programs to aid rape victims. Review of techniques for coordinating services, reforming legislation, and effecting changes at the state level. Displaced Homemakers: Turning Social Insecurity into Self-Sufficiency Room 109 Laurie Shields, a widow and leader of the Alliance for Displaced Homemakers, and a national co-coordinator of the NOW Task Force on Older Women. Review of efforts to obtain laws recognizing and assisting the problems of displaced homemakers. Benefits and methods of organizing. Minority Women Employment Program Room 104 Alexis Herman, director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, and former national director of women's pro- jgrams for the Minority Women Employment Program of the Recruitment and Training Program Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. The program helped minority women enter white collar positions in private industry and widened apprenticeship opportunities, its success attracting national attention. Discussed as a model for consideration by women in other states. For International Panels see page 28. PAGE 20 NOVEMBER 18, 1977 DAILY BREAKTHROUGH