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Houston Breakthrough 1979-09 - Page 26. September 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 26, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/536/show/533.

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1979-09
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date September 1979
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Transcript Dr. Oonagh McDonald (second from left), one of 19 women Members of Parliament and a Labor Party spokesperson on economic and financial issues and women's rights, met recently with area political leaders (1 to r): Billie Carr, Democratic National Com- mitteewoman; Joyce Cragg, past chair of the Harris County Women's Political Caucus (HCWPC); and Benegene Kring (far right), the new HCWPC chair. Dr. McDonald has written about the women's movement in the U. S- for British journals. She expressed a special interest in learning more about the role of women in poUtics, and the status of women employed in industry, government and labor unions. The Institute of International Education arranged her Houston visit and asked Breakthrough to plan her meetings with area women's rights activists. While in Houston, Dr. McDonald addressed members of the HCWPC, met with leaders of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and the Harris County Democrats, and talked with Sally Carlson, a spokeswoman for the 60 women - the Cleaning Crew at Plant B - fired by the Dow Chemical Company in Brazosport. Dr. McDonald and her husband, Richard Whitehouse, met socially with other area feminists. They attended Nikki Van Hightower's 40th birthday party and she caught ADD-LIB, the all women's jazz group, during a summer engagement. WIRES, The Women's Information Referral and Exchange Service, has a new address (6905 Bertner, Room E435) and a new phone number (792-4664) after October 1. WIRES has been an on-going program of Women in Action. It was established to develop an information center to serve the needs of all women and to serve as a clearinghouse for referrals and information of special interest to women, including location of health agencies, women's organizations and housing. The current number is 527-0718. All woman jazz band - ADD LIB — will play a concert on behalf of the Family Connection and The Sue Bennett Fund on Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m. at FITZGERALD'S in the Heights, 2706 White Oak at Studewood. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at B. D. & Daughter, The Bookstore, House of Coleman, House of Coffee Beans, and Wilde 'n' Stein. Or order by mail from: The Sue Bennett Fund, 1330 W. Pierce, Houston 77019. Please enclose SASE with mail order. A raffle drawing will be held at the concert. Phone 527-8712 for more info. women Against Violence Against Women - Sharon Fertitta, a representative from the national office of W.A.V.A.W., will be in Houston to present a slide show on Monday, September 17, at B. D. and Daughter, 520 Westheimer, (529-3609). The presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and there will be no charge. All women will be able to relate to this experience. A rehearsal scene (above) from Main Street Theater's Houston premiere of Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and Others. The play is set in a restaurant, where six years after graduation, some classmates reunite and reflect on their four years at Mt. Holyoke College. This production of Uncommon Women and Others is being directed by Rebecca Greene Udden. The play has twice aired on the PBS network. In 1978, Uncommon Women and Others was among 11 plays written by women nominated for Houston's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. The Main Street cast members include Kathleen Layman as Muffet; Ellen Horr as Holly; Jennifer Bryant as Kate; Nan Charpiot as Samantha; Jeannine Pasini Beekman as Rita; Patti Bean as Susie Friend; Abbe Garfinkle as Carter; Mary Galligan as Leilah; and Rita Oldham as Mrs. Plumm. A new service, provided by The Women's Action Alliance, is available to women's groups seeking professional advice on the writing of their funding proposals, aiming "to improve the quality of proposals from women's groups as well as to increase the visibility of proposals for women's programs in the funding world". Those using the service should submit a copy of the proposal draft with any background information (brochures, fact sheets, press releases), a completed Funding History Form, and a check or money order for $5.00 (covering postage and handling) to the Alliance. The proposal draft will then be turned over to a volunteer critic with a similar interest area and/or in geographic proximity for review. For application or more information, write: Proposal Critique Service, Women's Action Alliance, Inc., 370 Lexington Avenue, Room 603, New York, NY 10017 (212)532-8330. Folk Fest salutes the end of world hunger by the year 1997 in this Year of the Child with an all day festival of music, dance and special events at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. It will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. There will be ethnic music and dance (from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) featuring Mariachis, Gypsies, Bag Pipers, Jazz Ballet, and Greek, Irish, Hawaiian, Czech, Indian, Ukranian, German and Tahitian folk numbers. Later in the day (4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) there will be puppet shows, craft exhibits, and even strolling musicians. Around 6 p.m. the Country/Gospel/Bluegrass music comes on and so does the square dancing. More international music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. KPFT-FM 90.1, Houston's Pacifica Radio Station, is presenting another Meet the Candidate series Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Opportunity for participation by the listeners will be provided during the call-in segment of the show at 526-4000. Candidates and persons interested in reserving time or wanting information, may contact Margie Glaser, Public Affairs Director at 526-4000. A group of Women In Action volunteers has now completed the first preservice training course on the legal problems which confront the pregnant teenager who has come in conflict with the law. The course is required for assignment as "advocate-friends" to adolescents who are under the jurisdiction of juvenile authorities and agencies. Women interested in participating in the training course through the Florence Crittendon Services must be members of Women In Action. For more information call Edna T. (Tommie) Anderson at Women In Action, 527-0718. PARA, People Against Rape and Abuse, Is Concerned With Your Safety. If you are interested in educating the public in rape and abuse prevention or in counseling victims of rape and/or sexual abuse in the Bay Area, PARA is now accepting applications for their October 1 training classes. For additional information write: PARA, P. O. Box 57535, Webster TX 77598 or call 334-2752 or 534-2619. Class size is limited. An ole New Orleans Dance Party will be held Saturday, September 22, at the Dance City Ballroom, 5134 Richmond in Windsor Plaza, Beginning at 8 p.m. It will be a great evening of fine jazz music and dancing. There will be door prices, plenty of free parking, and snacks. The Holistic Health Association, a non-profit service organization, is the sponsor. So, the admission is tax-deductible: a $10.00 per person donation. Proceeds will benefit the Holistic Health Association Education Fund. Tickets can be purchased at the Dance City Box Office, Monday through Saturday. i !> YWCA regular classes include Yoga, jogging, swimnastics, aerobic dancing, fitness and figure control. The Cora Root Peden YWCA branch (723-4752) continues to hold Encore, a support group for mastectomy patients, a Woman in Crisis Sharing Group, and a special support program for victims of incest. Membership is required for participation in activities and dues (women 17 and over, $10.00) include the services and use of facilities in the five Houston YWCA branches. Reserve exhibit space now at the Woman's Money Expo l80, February 7-10, 1980, in the New York City Coliseum. Over 100 exhibits will be organized around women's money: how to earn, invest, save, protect, spend, and enjoy it. The exposition will provide a marketplace for women's products and services. Speakers and seminars will highlight women's financial progress and contemporary money concerns. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend. For further exhibit information contact Janet Jamar, Director of Woman's Money Expo '80, The Money Show, 875 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10001, (212) 244-3355. The National NOW conference will be held in Los Angeles October 5-7. For information locally call Evie Whitsett at 488-1777. The convention will be a major collection point for Susan B. Anthony dollars in a new campaign to raise funds for ratification of the ERA. Each NOW member is urged to donate 1 5 Susan B. Anthony dollars—one for each of the unratified states. Prizes will be given to the four chapters who bring in the largest amount of money for the ERA fundraiser. Contribute through your local NOW Chapter. Family of Sisters is a new support movement for lesbians in Harris County. The organization hopes to be a voice for lesbian concerns and a lesbian arm to help push for specific and mutual concerns working with the other organizations. Physical support will be given in the form of referral lists, professional advice, seminars and workshops geared to lesbian problems, and various other activities. Emotional support will be in the form of entertainment, consciousness raising and being an ear to lesbian problems. Political support will be activities such as working with the MGC, MAC, NOW, DOB, and other political groups to present a solid lesbian voice and support any candidates favorable to our lifestyles. New members are invited to meetings each Friday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Montrose Activity Center, unless otherwise specified via gay newspapers or fliers. HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 26 SEPTEMBER 1979