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The Wand 1995-10 - Page 1. October 1995. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5937/show/5929.

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Title The Wand 1995-10
Publisher Womynspace
Date October 1995
Description Vol. 12 [No. 10]. On some pages, comic strips have been digitally obscured to protect owner's copyright.
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  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminists--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminists--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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Transcript T THE WAND 1995 Vol 12, No. 9 Womynspace Activities/Networking Directory Houston Women's Festival Saturday October 28 The very first Houston Women's Festival promises to be an exciting all-day, multi-media experience. On Saturday, October 28th beginning at twelve noon, gates open to anyone interested in women's music, art and commerce. In keeping with the Halloween Fest theme, party favors will be given to anyone in costume. Outside in the courtyard, artisans will display candles, jewelry, and handmade crafts from around the world. Businesses and organizations will distribute information about their quality work and services. An outdoor stage will feature musical duo Girls with Guitars, soloist Edna Garcia, comedienne Vickie Shaw and many other talented performers. Coffee, soda, beer, wine, bottled water and food will be on sale at various booths. Inside in the art gallery, paintings, photography and sculpture will be exhibited by local women artists. Adjoining the art gallery is the main concert hall where a fabulous concert kicks off beginning at 6 pm. First up is Denise Chambliss1 classic women's "garage" band Planet Earth Performers. Following their set, THE FREDS! take the stage. This four-women band is becoming increasingly popular with Houston audiences for their original tunes. Austin-based singer/songwriter/guitar-player Diana Jones will thrill festival goers withe her excellent music beginning around 7:30 p.m.. Now touring as an acoustic soloist, this artist is known for her rich, thoughtful songs and her beautiful alto voice. Next up, HWF is proud to present The New Gretchen Phillips Experience, fresh off their west coast tour and making a rare appearance in Houston. Many fans remember and appreciate Gretchen Phillips for the wonderful music she created with the bands Two Nice Girls and Girls in the Nose. The headline act of the evening, Velvet Hammer, will astound listeners with their exquisite musicianship, intricate vocals, and magical songs. Originally from Houston and now a respected member of the Austin music scene, it's only a matter of time before this band breaks through on a national scale. Composed of four extremely gifted women, Velvet Hammer will spark your imagination and delight your senses with their profoundly beautiful music. The Houston Women's Festival is being held at a centrally located and newly available venue called The Hanger. Covering a full city block, this enclosed complex features open-air grounds surrounded by covered vending areas, a large art space, and a transplanted airplane hanger that serves as the main concert hall. A number of successful and entertaining events such as the Art Car Parade Party have been staged at the site. The Hanger is located at 3301 Polk, about twelve blocks east of the George Brown Convention Center downtown. Patrolled, off-street parking is free and security will be provided by female deputy sheriffs. Full festival tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and are available at Inklings Bookshop and Crossroads Market. Day passes good from noon to 5:00 p.m. are $5 at the door. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Active Imaginations at (713) 973-1131. Reading by Nikky Finney at SHAPE Community Center Sister Art Network will present a poetry reading by Nikky Finney. 7:00pm at the SHAPE Community Center located at 3815 Live Oak. Sign language interpreted/ wheelchair accessible. Also on the program will be local artists. $5, $3 for seniors and students with ID. Sponsors for this event are The African American Studies program at the U of H, The Houston Chapter of the National Black Women's Health Project, The Reading Club. Sisters of Houston and Faye Roberts. Nikky Finney is an Associate Professor Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky at Lexington and author of two books of poetry On Wings Made of Gauze and Rice. For info, contact Sherri at 437-0984. Continued on Page 4 LiB hosts Ann Northrup Heinen Hall Friday, Oct 20 Ann Northrop, former Boston debutante and Vassar graduate, is one of the leading lesbian activists in the United States, a media consultant to ACT-UP and a famous AIDS activist, convicted on four counts for her participation in the notorious demonstrations inside New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral. Northrop's writing and speeches have inspired thousands of lesbian and gay people to take to the streets to demand change and have educated millions of straight people about how and why they have lied to and hoodwinked by the powers that be. Northrop had a long, award-winning career as a journalist, including work for CBS News, ABC's "Good Morning America," and ABC Sports. She is an expert at media analysis, as well as political issues and organizing. Northrop cuts through the standard rhetoric and deals with the real issues in an uniquely insightful and inspiring way. Are gay people just as normal as straight people? Can we co-exist? How does the media control our thinking? How much of a threat is the AIDS epidemic? Is our society undergoing a fundamental revolution? Northrop addresses these and other urgent questions right out today's headlines. October 20 Friday LiB (Lesbians in Business), a woman's empowerment group will host a special presentation for National Coming Out Month, titled "Ann Northrup: from Debutante to Defendant, The Making of a Lesbian Activist". Guest speaker, Ann Northrup abandoned her career as a journalist to become an educator on AIDS and lesbian and gay issues. Networking 6:00, Ann Northrop 7:00pm at Heinen Theater, 3517 Austin Street off of Holman accross the street from Houston Community College Central Campus. $10 in advance at Inklings Bookshop and Crossroads, $12 at the door. For info, call 529-0077. LiB will also honer its founding members. Please support LiB and celebrate Coming Out month with us. October 21 SATURDAY Activism Workshop with Ann Northrup 10:00am to noon at the Innova Building one block south of Richmond between Weslayan and Buffalo Speedway (on Cummins between Portsmouth and Norfolk). $10 (groups of 10 or more receive a discount admission $5 each). For LiB events information, call 529-0077. Inside: What's a Banner District Pride Week Forum Followup HGLPC Awards Dinner & Discrimination Free Zone at La Mexicana Restaurant PEACEMAKER ENTERPRISE HITAJI AZIZ The Journey of a Spirt-Led Business The birth of Peacemaker Enterprise has been a journey that has been exciting, terrifying, joyful and extremely painful. Peacemaker has challenged me to grow, heal and take on visions and possibilities that I used to dream about. It is the vehicle that I use to introduce the real me to myself and take charge of exactly how I want my life to be. In the past when people asked me what I did for a living, I would feel confused. I was not sure what I was doing. I was not sure how to mold my emotional definition into a tangible business enterprise, so I would say the next best thing. I was still working on who and what I was. I would settle in to a definition of what it was only to find myself not satisfied. I had to make a decision to honor my discomfort. I listened to many people, tried to be like many people, read books, went to workshops searching for a direction of how I was supposed to do IT. I did not understand that all I needed was myself with spirit as my source and all the other support would fall in place. I knew that I wanted to mold my thirty plus years of community activism and my motherhood experience into a business, create prosperity, have fun, be in honest recovery and stay involved with community change full time. I knew that I would never be happy to have a traditional job void of passion. I wanted a business that would force me to walk my talk. I was hungry to do what Spirit wanted me to do. I had become too smart to rely on my thinking alone. As I prayed and healed I became more clear with what kind of business I wanted. Of course there were times that I looked out of desperation and fear for a {real job} only never to be hired. I was always over qualified, not educated enough, wore dreadlocks, had a nose ring, or appeared to intimidating. I decided to take this as a message that I was supposed to create my own instead of feeling constantly rejected, scared, pissed and beat down. I even worked for a business that I co- founded, in an endeavor similar to what I do now but still found no peace. I was restless and knew that I had to keep searching within myself for direction. I wanted the freedom to be creative and bold, with compassion and integrity. I knew that it would be a direct contradiction to the past life of an ex-welfare recipient and formerly battered wife who was raised in the projects of Pennsylvania. I wanted a business that would challenge me to walk my talk, clean up victim patterns and force me to make myself a priority in my own life. I wanted to be a role model for my children to help them understand the link between prosperity and attitude. For me, prosperity did not just mean making a lot of money. I knew business owners who make big money who weren't happy, had sick unproductive relationships, stayed numbed out on drugs and alcohol and had no concept of Spirit, I wanted them to realize that within this universe there was enough abundance and grace for all people if they knew how to create it. I wanted them to learn how to contradict oppression. I wanted a business that would be a service to the community where all people felt included. The base for building my business would be my communication skills, my community work, the survival skills I use to transcend the societal oppression that I five with, and my personal recovery experiences. Continued on Page 4 Women's Sanctuary- The Sermon of Harriet. Hitaji Aziz. 5:00-7:00pm Central Congregation Church, 1311 Holman. This powerful sermon is presented in the spirit of Harriet Tubman, set in the style of the old traditional black church. The presentation is a call for a new spiritual/political approach to oppression and liberation within the women's community. The Women's Sanctuary will also feature music and dance. For more information, contact Iris at 529-8571. The Women's Group - First Unitarian Church.