The WAND is a monthly publication of Womynspace, an
organization designed by and for womyn, and operated by a
steering committee. Opinions expressed in articles printed
herein do not neccessarily reflect the views of the editors of
the WAND or the Womynspace organization as a whole.
Submissions to the calendar must be camera-ready,with
three inch columns. Groups may send us notice of their regular
meetings and special events by the 15th of the month for the
next month's issue. We are glad to network with other groups
that work for social change and share a feminist perspective.
Submissions of articles, poetry and cover art should have
positive, coalition building content and will be printed at the
discretion of the Newletter Committee. Submissions must be
signed; specify your byline or if you wish your name to be
withheld. Women contributing articles are invited to the
WAND layout, usually on the 4th Tuesday at 6:30pm (check
the WAND calendar). It is helpful to include a phone number
with any submissions so we can call you if significant editing is
required due to lenght.etc. We print as much as space allows;
current events are first priority. We would like to have a
portfolio of material we could use in future WAND issues
when we have a quiet month with less events and more space
for articles or poetry. For return of any material, please
enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. We need
community support to ensure the WAND is a comprehesive
networking directory for the women's community in Houston.
Womynspace is a 100% volunteer organization.
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Benefits of membership include a subscription to the WAND,
discounts on Womynspace events; and discounts with
advertisers listed under Membership Discounts. Womynspace
produces a Halloween and Valentina dance and two retreats,
usually in the fall and spring; events are womyn only and
chem-free. We respect the diversity of the women's community
and at this point of Womynspace's herstory, many of our active
members are not chem-free, but we feel it benefits the
community to provide chem-free space. Essentially, chem-free
means smokers smoke outside and drinkers drink at a
restaurant or bar after the event with other Womynspace
supporters. Finding affordable rental space for dances and
other events has always been a problem. Aquiring permanent
community space is a long-term goal of Womynspace.
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The suggested contribution for membership is $25.00 on
the basis of "more if you can, less if you can't.''
LIFE MEMBERSHIPS $500.00.
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FOUNDED IN 1978
OVER TEN YEARS OF SERVICE
TO THE COMMUNITY
MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER
Angela Passaretti, MSW, CSW
Women's Program Coordinator
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Houston. Texas 77006 • (713)529-0037
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Women & Poverty
Houston Area NOW is the host
chapter to the 1991 Texas National
Organization for Women State
Conference to be held at the
Holiday Inn-Medical Center, October
25-27, The theme is "Women and
Women are still being paid an
average of 62 cents to every dollar
paid to a man in the same job (even
when women have the same
amount of education and
experience). There is even greater
disparity for women of color. The
"glass ceiling" forces women to
remain in lower paying jobs, with
middle management the highest
level they can hope to obtain. One
only has to look at the number of
female headed households (single
women with children) living in
poverty to understand why poverty
is a concern for NOW.
The conference will feature a
number of interesting workshops
including: "Ageism; Women and
Finances, the real issues", Women
and AIDS; Growing Risks, Growing
Concerns", "Global Feminism"",
"Healthcare for poor women" and
"Homophobia; A Weapon of
Keynote speakers will be Nikki Van
Hightower and Ada Edwards. Ms.
Van Hightower is the former
director of the Houston Area
Women's Center and former Harris
County Treasurer. Ms. Edwards is a
community and justice activist.
Saturday evening entertainment
will include a set by Marianne
Joyce M. Gayles, Ph.D.
• Life Transitions
• Relationship Concerns
• Career Decisions
• Parenting Issues
• Trauma Resolution
• Depression & Anxiety
6300 W. LoopS.#215
O. BOX 980601; HOUSTON, TX 77098 <
Pendino, a local musician and
comedian who has performed at
the Comedy Workshop and in her
own one woman show at Stages.
Marianne has also been active with
Heart Song, the Houston Area
Women's Chorus and as a peace
activist. Following Marianne will be
singer Diane Howard. Diane has
appeared ail over the United States
performing gospel and
contemporary music. She has
released and an album call "High
Rollin Man" and her single "Let's
Fall in Love Again" was played on
KQUE. She has worked as a
volunteer using her music in charity
work for children and people with
disabilities. Awaiting final
confirmation, Debbie Tate, a former
local NOW activist who is currently
based in San Diego and a
professional stand-up comic, may
drop in to address the convention
during dinner on Saturday evening.
The convention is open to all
interested persons (you do not have
to be a member of NOW to attend,
but sliding scale registration fees
are available to NOW members).
The National Organization for
Women is open to women and men
who want to bring women into the
mainstream of society, now,
sharing equally in social, economic
and political rights with men.
For registration information contact
Marie Leslie at 661 -1240.
- Professional D. J. Service -
- Music for all c
xcasions, all styles -
P.O. Box 980742
Houston, Texas 77098
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HOLIDAY GUTS for wimmin!!!!
Tiny sculptures of wimmin, couples
mermaids and goddesses
Whimsical portraits by commission
Volume Two Number One
Women writing women's lives:
a sampling of new poetry.
Artwork by Kanti R. Campagna
At your favorite bookstore, or write:
LIAUD: A Women's Press, P.O. Box 6793,
Houston, TX 77265-6793. $4.50/copy