EDITED BY LYNNE MUTCHLER
The Seventh National
Women's Music Festival, in celebration of a
decade of women's
music, is dedicated to
the women's music
industry-the scores of
producers, promoters, distributors, technicians,
crews and performers who have brought the
sounds and feelings of a new type of music to
concert halls and to the homes of thousands of
In 1970 the first feminist record, Angry
Athis, by Maxine Feldman, was produced.
Three years later Olivia records was born-
today the largest feminist recording company.
There are now 10 women-owned labels and
over three-quarters of a million albums have
The festival will be held on the campus of
the University of Illinois at Champaign May 29
through June 1. In addition to open microphones and pick-up jam sessions, workshop
topics will include Pornographic Images of
Women, Women Composer's Orchestra, Dulcimer Technique and Construction, Techniques
of Classical Guitar, Black American Music, Separatism and Witchcraft.
Performing in nightly concerts will be Gwen
Avery, Meg Christian, Maxine Feldman, Robin
Flower & Nancy Vogl, Terry Garthwaite, Julie
Homi, Mama Quilla II, Ellen Mcllwaine, Miss
Safman's Ladies Choir, Mischief Mime, Holly
Near, Sharon Riddell, Teresa Trull & Julie
Homi, Theresa Villani-Fay, Mary Watkins, Carol
Ann Wheeler & Daughter Tiffany, and ALIVE!
Housing is available at nominal cost in the
dorms ($7.50 per person per night), by camping
(small fee, car required) or in the community
(free but limited). Free childcare is available.
Tickets for the four-day festival are $37 in
advance ($42 at the door). Two-day tickets for
the weekend ($28 or $32), single-workshop
($2) and single-concert tickets ($8.50) are also
For registration (make check payable to
NWMF) or further information contact the
National Women's Music Festival, P.O. Box
2721 Station A, Champaign IL 61820, (217)
333-6443. Be sure to specify housing needs and
whether you are registering for all four days or
the weekend only.
In the interest of changing the median income
for women which is now 59 per cent of the
median income for men, Volunteers in Public
Schools (VIPS) is developing a new program to
stimulate the interest of junior high school girls
in career alternatives. If you are employed in
work not traditionally considered "women's
work," VIPS would like you to share your non-
traditional work experiences with your younger
sisters in HISD Jr. High schools. Beginning in
September, VIPS will schedule volunteers to
speak to junior high classes, a maximum of two
hours per school visit including your travel
time. To volunteer or for further information
contact Anna Fisher at VIPS, 11743 North
Marcia, Houston TX 77071.
Off The Wall Productions has arranged a private
showing of The Dinner Party Saturday May 10,
from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost will be $5 and refreshments will be available at nominal charge.
The group will meet at the Bayou Building on
the UH/CLC campus at 7 p.m. Call 733-0332
for reservations, additional information or if
transportation is needed.
The Center for Cultural Resources is presenting
an all-day workshop May 8 for touring arts
groups. The workshop (fee $35) with Tom
Wolf, the Executive Director of the New
England Foundation for the Arts, is called
Getting the Show on the Road, and is sponsored locally by the Cultural Arts Council of
Houston (CACH). The workshop begins at 9
a.m. at 3417 Montrose. For more information
call CACH at 527-9330.
Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union
(HAFFCU) is organizing a Feminist Fun(d)
Run for mid-June. Needed are organizers,
sponsors, and enthusiastic runners. HAFFCU
asks anyone with experience in organizing a
race to call and give your expert advice. For
further information call HAFFCU at 522-1859
or come by 4600 Main during (now) regular
office hours on Friday from noon to 7 p.m.
The Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom (WILPF) is organizing a chapter
in Houston. Founded in 1915 with Jane
Addams as its first president, the purpose of
WILPF is to establish by nonviolent means
those political, social and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and
justice for all, throughout the world. For further information contact Akiko Watanabe,
7418 Aqua Lane, Houston TX 77072,498-1091.
Five Secrets to Success is the topic of a program presented by Houston Network, the organization working for working women. Wilma
Wagner, part-owner and vice president of Houston Income Properties, will speak to the group
Tuesday May 27 at 7 p.m. at Jungman Public
Library on Westheimer. For further information call 729-8742.
is planning to
participate in the
Field School June 7-14 on the Bransford
Eubank Ranch near Brownwood, Texas. There
is such a large variety of sites both prehistoric
and historic on this ranch that this is the second
year the field school will be held there. For further information contact the Houston Archeo-
logical Society, P.O. Box 6751, Houston TX
The Women's Group at First Unitarian Church,
5210 Fannin at Southmore, meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in room 8 and 9. This
space offers women a community "to break
silences," to "hear and name ourselves." The
Women's Group also sponsors lectures on
Women and New Definitions of Power, the first
Tuesday of each month. For further information contact Iris Sizemore, 437-5215.
Now and the Future, the 1980 convention of
Texas NOW, will be held in Huntsville, on the
campus of Sam Houston State University May
16-18. Sandy Roth, national Secretary of NOW
will be the guest speaker. Voting at the convention is limited to Texas NOW members, but
memberships will be accepted at the time of
registration. Texas members-at-large will elect
delegates to the 1980 National Conference at
this Huntsville convention.
Workshops will include Nuclear Power,' A
Feminist Issue, Reproductive Rights, Consciousness Raising, You Don't Really Have to
Be Afraid of Television, Lesbian Concerns,
Women in Policing, Actualization: Improving
Your Relationships as well as all the traditional
feminist topics such as the ERA and Women
and Credit. A feminist film festival will be held
Friday May 16. Saturday Night NOW, entertainment and meal ($6) will be held at Goree
Recreation Center at the women's prison.
On-site registration (fee: $20 members, $25
non-members) begins 5 p.m. Friday May 16.
Newly redecorated dormitories will be used
for convention housing ($5.75 per person per
night) and a meal plan is available ($12). For
registration (you must sign up in advance)
contact Huntsville NOW, P.O .Box 1801,
Huntsville TX 77340. For further information,
contact Jan Stevens in Houston 445-2220.
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