PAGE 4 AUSTIN NOW MARCH 1975 NEWSLETTER
AI3D Sex Olsorlmination ____)
Austin NOW is Joining with WEAL (Women's Equity Action League), the AWPC
(Austin Women's Political Caucus), snd the Women's Law Caucus in a study of
sex iiucrimination In the Austin Independent School District. Areas to be
studied are: employment, counselling, curriculum, and athletics. The first
meeting of the coalition group will be Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 pm at the
Austin Women's Center. The meeting will be chaired by Kay Bieberdorf and
Dr. Paula Latimer, who worked on similar WEAL studies in Dallas and Waco.
For more information, contact Barbara Duke, 476-05IO, or Elizabeth Blair.
Highland Mall Booth
Austin NOW has the use of the booth on the second level at Highland Mall on
Saturday, March 1, from 10 am to 9 pm. Unfortunately, this Is the same day
as the next Sexuality Workshop at the Women's Center, so we are having more
problems than usual in staffing the booth. If you can take a 1- or 2-hour
shift at the booth, please call Donna Walker-Ashworth, 441-2528. Staffers
will give out NOW brochures and newsletters, sell The NOW Guide for Austin
Women and feminist pendants and earrings, and chat with passers-by who Want
to learn about NOW (as well as directing people to rest rooms, Joske's,
etc. - despite all our signs, some folks still assume we're the Information
Booth for the Mall).
___ First Women's Bank
The First Women's Bank is now in formation in New York City. It needs
capital. They are offering stock at $15/share (reduced from the original
price of $20/share). If you are Interested In offering to buy shares of
this new enterprise, please contact Barbara Duke, 476-0510. She has the
a copy of the Offering Circular, which gives full details and includes the
subscription agreement. The deadline for subscriptions is March 17, 1975*
Rape Crisis Center t_ Host Seminar
The Austin Rape Crisis Center will sponsor a seminar on Rape: 4 Texas
Concern, on April 24-26 (Thursday through Saturday). Rape crisis center
staffs and volunteers, law enforcement officers, and other interested
persons are invited to attend. For more Information on the seminar, cal]
the ARCC at 472-RATE, cr write to them, P. 0. Box 2247, Austin, TX 7870I.
International Women's Conference.
The United Nations is sponsoring an International Women's Conference in
Mexioo City from June 23 to July **, 1975. The goal cf the Conference if to
draw up short-term and long-term plans of action for ft isolating governments
to Incorporate women in policy-making levels and to include programs for
wcmen in their development plans. For more information, ^c-e the brochure
on the Woien's Center bulletin board.