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Houston Breakthrough 1980-04 - Page 29. April 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4490/show/4486.

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(April 1980). Houston Breakthrough 1980-04 - Page 29. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4490/show/4486

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1980-04
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Date April 1980
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Transcript ROBIN FLOWER The Robin Flower Band will explode on stage with high-spirited double fiddle tunes and fancy flatpicking. They open at Fitzgeralds April 27, and will be playing songs from Flower's new album, More Than Friends, a mixture of traditional tunes and Flower's own bluegrass and jazzy originals with songs written by Nancy Vogl and Laurie Lewis. Flower, a feminist, came from a working class family in Cleveland, Ohio. Both her parents were harmonica players and taught her traditional Kentucky bluegrass music. She states that "Old time music embodies feminism. It has to do with struggle and sharing—everyone getting a turn. There's no elitism." Her experience and style is diverse and skilled. She has performed with the Latin rock band, Be Be K'Roche and jazz with Baba Yaga. She has toured and recorded with Hazel and Alice, Woody Simmons, Willie Tyson, Trish Nugent and Holly Near. Nancy Vogl's acoustic rhythm guitar enriches and rounds out the fast picking momentum of traditional tunes. Exposed to music since she was very young, she committed herself at age 20 to write music. In late 1973, she started the Berkley Women's Music Collective with three other women. They made five national tours and produced two albums, Berkley Women's Collective and Trying to Survive. She met Flower about five years ago and they have played together since. "Music to me is more than entertainment—it is a reflection of the culture which inspires it. Playing with women has let me feel a force of change and growth and I have been at times soothed, healed and motivated by musicians I know. What I bring to my music is a commitment to build a better growing environment for us all," said Vogl. Superlatives also best describe Laurie Lewis. She placed first in the California old-timer fiddler contest in 1974 and 1977, women's division. She has recorded with Good Ol' Persons, Bay Records, Spaniel Records, the soundtrack in "Musical Holdouts," and many others credit her name. She has been called the "best known woman bluegrass musician west of the Rockies." Those wishing to partake in this special evening of entertainment may do so at Fitzgerald's, at the corner of White Oak and Studewood, on April 27. For more information, call 733-0332. This is another concert sponsored by OFF THE WALL PRODUCTIONS OF HOUSTON. A panel discussion on Pornography will take place April 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Houston, Corpus Christi-Fort Worth Room of the University Center. Panelists will be William Simon of the UH Sociology department, Gail Padgett, who contributed to the Breakthrough article Pornography, Harmless Fantasy or Violent Nightmare?, (November 1979), and Louise Johnson of Working Women. Crisis Hotline, the 24-hour telephone counseling, crisis intervention and suicide prevention service, will train volunteers on four Saturdays beginning April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Not all calls to the Hotline are about a crisis but each caller needs a friend who can listen. The training program teaches volunteers how to deal with problems like depression, drug abuse, rape, parenting problems or thoughts of suicide. After training, volunteers work just one 4-hour shift each week. The shifts are flexible to accommodate both family and work responsibilities. Especially needed are volunteers who speak both Spanish and English and people who can give their time after midnight. Call Crisis Hotline at 228-1505 anytime for information or an application. Fourth Annual Nutrition Education Conference sponsored by the Nutrition Education Association, Inc., will be held April 12 and 13, 9 to 5 at the Houston Oaks Hotel, 5011 Westheimer. All talks will be specific and non-technical; speakers include Rebecca Schwanecke, MD, practicing Houston physician specializing in nutritional therapy, and Ruth Yale Long, PhD, of Houston, who will talk about what happens when we don't get the nutrients our cells need. Other topics will be delinquency and nutrition, nutrition and the effects of aging on the skin, and non-toxic therapy for controlling cancer. The public is invited but pre-registration ($15) is required. For further information call the Nutrition Education Association, P.O. Box 20301, Houston TX 77025, or call 668-4218. Valley Women's Martial Arts, Inc., a women s karate and self-defense school, will sponsor the 1980 Annual Special Training, an intensive workout for women practitioners of Karate, Kung-fu, Tae Kwon do and Ja Shin do, June 26 - 29. Seven Black Belt women from different styles (Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) will act as trainers. Workouts will include sparring, forms, basic technique, kicking, falling and sweeping, energy control exercises (ki or chi) and running. Workshops of special interest will also be held. The training site is a small New England campus to which the workshop will have exclusive access during the training. Facilities include a large gym, mat room, pool, outside running space, home-style food service and sleeping facilities. The finale will be a public demonstration, for each group to show a special part of their style. Pre-registration is necessary. Write Valley Women's Martial Arts, 284 Bridge Street Springfield MA 01103, (413) 732-8118. The Voter's Key, a directory of elected officials and voting information, is now available from the League of Women Voters of Houston. This convenient pamphlet is filled with facts about all levels of government-names and addresses of all federal officials including President, Vice President, senators and representatives; all state legislators by district and by party affiliation; telephone numbers for all county and city officials; and a precinct guide which indicates your district for U.S. Congresspeople, State Board of Education, State Senator, State Representative, County Commissioner, and City Council member. Single copies of the Voters Key may be obtained free at any public library or by sending a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the League of Women Voters of Houston, 1947 W. Gray, Suite 202, Houston TX 77019. For information on large quantities call the League, 529- 3171 any week day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. 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 sir/n 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- 4403. The Protection of Human Subjects in Biomedical and Behavioral Besearcb is a public forum sponsored in part by the UT Health Science Center, scheduled for Saturday April 19, 9 a.m. til noon, at the Scorpius Room of the Continuing Education Center of UH. Some topics to be considered by public health specialists and physicians are: Informed Consent, and Privacy and Confidentiality. A panel will discuss fetal research, research with mentally retarded, mentally ill, or comatose patients, research on reproduction and experimental drug research. For registration or further information contact Dr. Margery Shaw, P.O. Box 20334, Astrodome Station, Houston TX 77025. The Houston Chapter of St. Joan's Alliance, an organization supporting equal opportunities for women and men in the Catholic Church and in society, meets the third Sunday of every month at St. Michael's Church, 1833 Sage Road. The next meeting will be April 20, at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Alice Conlon, 3502 Nottingham, Houston TX 77005. 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 Texas Association for Women in Mental Health, a newly-formed group of professionals and individuals interested in psychology free of sexism, will meet on April 12 at UH/CLC.The group will meet at noon in Room 2-508 of the Bayou Building of UH/CLC for lunch and a presentation on The Dinner Party. Viewing of The Dinner Party from 2 p.m. till 3:30 p.m., followed by organizational meeting. For more information on the group or their tour, call Kathy Morris, 791-2266 or 528-7716. It's time to SUBSCRIBE $7 one year $13 two years $18 three years Name Address City/State/Zip Code Mail check to Breakthrough, P. 0. Box 88072, Houston TX 77004 APRIL 1980 "33"