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Breakthrough, February 1976 - Page 13. February 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5266/show/5262.

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Title Breakthrough, February 1976
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 2
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript DR. DIXON continued from page 3 are in violation of the Housing Code will be eligible for grants or low-interest loans to make improvements. (Arrangements will be made for families displaced because of demolition or repair of their homes.) Capital im- . provements (such as street lights I and drainage facilities) may be constructed if they are not already in the city's Capital Improvement Plan. Empty lots will be mowed and cleared. As liaison between the Mayor and Palmer Bowser of Manpower, Dr. Dixon is involved in job development and job placement programs, training programs, vocational guidance services for youngsters and adults, and a guidance and job- development program for ex- offenders (New Directions). With Dr. Randall of the Health Department, she helps to coordinate the city's maternity clinics, home nursing services, emergency medical services, programs fcr alcoholics, pollution-control programs, the free dental clinic at 2020 Solo, and many other health-related services. Before she accepted the job of Executive Assistant to the Mayor, Dr. Dixon taught for many years in the Sociology Department at Texas Southern University. With others, she helped to develop urban studies programs at TSU and was the first Director of TSU's Urban Resources Center. She helped to create the University's Year for Action Program, which oversees internships in community service for students. She has been Director of Facilities Planning and Vice President for Urban Programming at TSU. Because of the work of Dr. Dixon and others, the university has been designated a special-purpose institution for urban studies by the Texas Legislature, and is funded by the State for those programs. Today urban studies is one of the most important studies at TSU. While working at TSU, she was active as a volunteer in community projects. For many years, she planned programs and raised funds for the Eliza Johnson Home for the Aged at 10010 Cullen. She was a volunteer director of programs for youth at the YWCA's Blue Triangle Branch. She's one of the founders of the Negro Community Council of Houston and Harris County, a community service society. Politically active, she is a member of the Harris County Council of Organizations. Dr. Dixon holds a B.S. in Home Economic from Prairie View and an M.S. from the University of Minnesota in Textiles Research. When she felt stymied in her teaching work for lack of a doctorate, she obtained a D. Ed. Degree in Administration in Higher Education from Texas Tech University. For a year after she graduated from Prairie View, she worked as a secretary. Since that time, she says, she has never stopped working. She had full-time help in raising her son, Thomas E. Dixon HI, before he went to elementary school. He's now 19 and a freshman at Yale, and says he wants to go to law school. Dr. Dixon's husband Thomas teaches in the public schools in Washington, D.C. In making any policy decision, Dr. Dixon explains, planners should be aware that all aspects of the city are intermeshed and that an action in one area of urban life affects other areas. Speaking very broadly of her goals in working for the City, Dr. Dixon says she wants' to "humanize the mind-sets" of the decision-makers. She feels that they too often think of solutions to social problems in terms of "hardware" and they too often seek answers that do not go to the roots of problems. Kathryn Hooker is an employee of the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department. She is a freelance writer. What do men want? Dr. Dixon wants to "humanize the mindsets" of the decisionmakers. "Consider the child who is left alone at home," she says. "She may brush against a flame and fire may break out. The decision makers may see more fire fighters as the solution. But they should ask: why wasn't child care available for that family?" Dr. Hortense Dixon, Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Houston, presents the key to the city to Dr. Dorothy I. Height, National President of the National Council of Negro Women at the Bethune Centennial Dinner held at the Shamrock Hilton last month. Seated at the table are (1 to r) Zoia Jones, general co- chairperson of the dinner, Dr. Height, and the Honorable Barbara C. Jordan, keynote speaker. MJ Risher fund drive Mary Jo Risher, whose nine- year-old son was taken away by a Dallas jury the day after Christmas, is beginning a national campaign to finance an appeal in the custody battle now drawing national attention. Contributions for the appeal can be sent to Friends of Mary Jo Risher, P. O. Box 174, Dallas, 75221. European Skin Care/Hair Rerroval/Make-up Ms. Terry Higgs 401 Avondale/Houston, Texas 77006 At Fast Eddie's Haircut Parfor/(713) 526-7555 Support Breakthrough In the recent film "Oklahoma Crude", a beleagured Faye Dunaway shouted to George C. Scott, "It's not easy for a woman in this world." Replied George C: "It ain't so great for a man, either!" Well, now there's the men's liberation movement. Growing throughout the country, the movement now boasts two national groups: Men's Awareness Network, which maintains communication among the 20 men's groups across the country, and the Men's Action Network, which is involved in promoting the issues of men's liberation through demonstrations and rallies. Hoping to bring attention to the father's role in parenting, Men's Action Network is coordinating demonstrations for February 22, Washington's birthday - the "Father of the Country." Houstonians Ron Cox and Craig Roberts recently attended a national conference in New Jersey called "Changing Man." They will be organizing a Male Awareness Center in Houston, and are now forming men's and mixed consciousness-raising groups. A good insight into the expectations and demands on the American male is the film "Men's Lives," which Cox and Roberts will show at the Rice Media Center February 28 at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. For further information on the new men's center, call Ron Cox (785-4035) or Craig Roberts (629- 8688), evenings. HAFFCU reports The Houston Feminist Federal Credit Union is well on its way to achieving financial independence for women. At the close of the first operating quarter HAFFCU had: Loans $20,765 Shares $27,311 Membership 244 The Feminist Credit Union is working to end sex discrimination in credit granting by providing its members with credit opportunities long available to most men. For membership information call Merryl Leatherman 527- 9108 or 522-2454. 13