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Houston Breakthrough 1977-02 - Page 13. February 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4451/show/4442.

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(February 1977). Houston Breakthrough 1977-02 - Page 13. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4451/show/4442

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1977-02
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1977
Description Vol. 2 No. 2
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Transcript Chicanas for change By Odelia Mendez The Chicana Association for Reform and Advocacy is a new and fast growing organization of Mexican American women CARA Chairperson Margaret Acosta says that the organization was created "to develop and promote the leadership of Chicanas for the enhancement of the Mexican American community." Acosta describes the members as professionals, students, senior citizens and housewives with one common bond; "They are concerned with the inequities and insensitivities of the system." Beginning the summer of 1976 and now with fifty active mem bers, CARA has managed to address many issues effectively in its advocacy role. CARA members sent a tete gram of support to Irma Rangel (D-Kingsville) after her election last fall as the first Chicana ever to serve in the Texas legislature. MARGARET ACOSTA CARA members were very active in the last election. They worked in the voter registration drive in the predominantly Mexican-American communities and participated in the Carter campaign in three targeted Mexican American precincts. What are CARA's political goals? Acosta says it is first to introduce Chicanas to political activism and ultimately to have more Chicana candidates run for political office. One of CARA's major achievements is the completion of a survey on municipal services. Rosie Cope, Treasurer of CARA and Associate Director of Tele- surveys of Houston, organized CARA members to call departments in the City of Houston. One day they asked for information in English; the next day they asked for the same information in Spanish. "The results were indicting because the inequities that are already in the system do not stand a chance of being changed unless there is minority impact," said Acosta. 80% of the English requests received an immediate response, whereas only 14% of the Spanish calls received immediate attention. Most of the Spanish calls went through several telephone transfers. The survey shows the City of Houston's inability xto serve the Spanish speaking of Houston and the international community of the world that is now a part of this city, says Acosta. The survey was used in the recent Single Member District trial to show the need for this type of system to elect City Council. The major areas of concern for the organization can best be described by its standing committees: Social Service, Education, Employment and Politics. Recently, TSU law student Sylvia Garcia represented CARA before City Council in her testimony favoring maternity benefits for city employees. At the National Council of La Raza meeting in Houston last November, women from around the country were so impressed by the goals and activism of CARA, they made plans to start affiliates in their cities based on the Houston model. Acosta attributes the success of the new organization to "talent". "We are capable of dealing with various issues because of the enormous talents and experiences our members bring to CARA." She says CARA is adding something new to an old saying: "Never underestimate the power and talent of a Chicana." Membership in CARA is open to anyone supporting the organization's goal. Membership fee is $12 a year or $1 a month, with meetings held the first Monday of the month. For meeting place, call Margaret Acosta 524-6004. (jtMlltHMtllllMHIIintlllllMllltlMMIIItMltllHimiMHIIIIIUIIUnilCIIIIIIIH •IIHHMIIMIHMIHIMI MIHHHIMIHIIMIHIIIMIIIHMHtMIIMIIMMHMIMIIIMtlHItHIMHMI MEN IN TRANSITION A Conference for People Working with Men Saturday, Feb. 12, 1977 St. Phillips Presbyterian Church 4807 San Felipe 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Keynote Address: Men in Transition: An Overview. Men experience many different changes in their lives. These changes greatly affect them — the birth of a child, the death of a parent, the personal growth of a wife or lover, promotion or the loss of a job, sexuality, mid-life crises, aging and physical illness. How do the helping professions identify these transitions? Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert A. Lewis, Associate Professor in the Human Development Dept. at Penn State University. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. How to Tell the Difference Between a Woman and a Man. Research on gender identity. Dr. James Harrison, Adjunct Professor at Einstein Medical School, New York City. Jim is also a Staff Psychologist at the Bronx State Hospital Psychiatric Center md a member of the American Psychological Association. Warning: Sex Roles May Be Dangerous to Your Health. The difference in life spans between women and men may be due to the male role. Dr. James Harrison. The Church and Men. Dr. Jerry White, Pastor of the Manhattan Baptist Church. Senior Staff Counselor at the Counseling and Human Development Center and psychotherapist in private practice. White Psychotherapists Working With Minority Clients. Communication may be hindered by cultural differences. Dr. Robert Bell, Professor of Psychology at Rice University. Bob is Director of Student Advising at Rice University and a psychologist in private practice. Sensitizing Men to the Women's Movement and Directing Them to the Men's Movement. Dr. Dale Hill, Adjunct Professor in the Counseling and Psychology Departments at the University of Houston. Dale is a feminist therapist in private practice and teaches "Psychology of Women." "Men's Lives." This film, made by Josh Haig and Will Roberts, looks at the expectations and demands placed on the American male. It won an Academy Award in 1975 for the Best Student Documentary. The Male Search for Intimacy. Many men, both divorced and single, are expected by their women friends to be intimate -- something they may not know how to define, much less achieve. Dr. DeWitt Sheldon, Clinical Associate Professor at Baylor and U.T. medical schools and psychiatrist in private practice, and Dr. Marlene Hodge LaRow, former Assistant Professor at University of Houston and psychotherapist in private practice. DeWitt and Marlene have been doing co-therapy with single men and couples in which the men are learning how to be intimate. As Edith Bunker, I don't have equal rights. As Jean Staple ton. I dont either. I'm a woman. And like all women. I am not treated as a man's equal. My insurance rates are higher. My Social Security benefits are less. As a widow, I'd have to pay a big inheritance tax on my very own home. And there are hundreds of jobs that pay one salary to men. a lower one to a woman. I say it's plain unfair. I say something should be done about all this inequality in our society. I say there oughta be a law. It's the only way we can be sure that men and women will be treated equally in the future. The Equal Rights Amendment can be that law. So far. legislators in 34 states have seen the importance of this law. and voted yes. We still need 4 more. Your legislators are voting now. You can play an active part in convincing them to vote yes. Write to your senator. And say you think there oughta be a law. too. The I xpial Rights Amendment. There oughta be a hru. {3 Enroll in the UH University Centers SUNDRY SCHOOL Hundreds of non-credit classes to choose from For details call 749-1253 An Opportunity To Grow Registration Feb. 1 - 7 JACKSON 6-2691 913 RICHMOND AVE. HOUSTON, TEXAS P*R* 12 • February 1977 • Houston breakthrough