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University News 1982-11 - Page 1. November, 1982. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/6253/show/6245.

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(November, 1982). University News 1982-11 - Page 1. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/6253/show/6245

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Title University News 1982-11
Publisher National Organization for Women, University of Houston Chapter.
Date November, 1982
Description Vol. 2 No. 7
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Transcript NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN UNIVERSITY NEWS NOW at the University of Houston, Founded March 1981 THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT SECTION I: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by th/ United States or by any state on account of sex. SECTION 2: The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. SECTION 3: This amendment shall take effer! two years after the date of ratification. (complete text) Newsletter Layout and Pasteup by Rossann Daumas ,10/ Noyember 1932 Volume 2 Number 7 President's Column The National NOW 1982 Conference took place October 8-10 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jeanne Sommerfeld, JoAnn Evansgardner and I were there as delegates representing the NOW chapter at UH. The conference consisted of plenary sessions, candidates speeches, speakers and workshops. At the plenary sessions, resolutions were discussed, voted on and passed. The Reproduction Rights, Lesbian Rights and Minority Women resolutions were passed. All other resolutions not discussed at the plenary sessions because of time factor will be discussed by the National Executive Board. The elections of officers was a major factor at the conference. After listening to all candidates and meeting them for questions and answers, all delegates cast their votes on Sunday. Judy Goldsmith was elected president with approximately 200 votes over Sonia Johnson. Judy Goldsmith's contributions in NOW are many. She served as vice-president executive (1978-1982), was coordinator of major administrative functions at the National Action Center, was frequent spokesperson for hundreds of radio, TV and print media interviews, major contributor, editor and business manager of National NOW Times, etc. Sonia Johnson, who was ex-communicated from the Mormon Church because of her support for the ERA, had a large amount of supporters at the conference. She is known for organizing Mormons for the ERA and for leading the hunger strike for the passage of the ERA. We are sad to see Ellie leave her position as NOW president. She proved herself a tremendous leader of NOW through her hard work and accomplishments in the advancement of the rights of women. I would like to mention that JoAnn Evansgardner, our chapter convenor and active member, was mentioned more than once in El lie's speeches. JoAnn recruited Ellie and helped her in many ways in the women's movement. Although Ellie steps down from office, she said "we would not see her walk away." Ellie, thank you. Although of course not all delegates saw their choice become a reality, no hard feelings were visible and more importantly we saw an even greater committment among the feminists there to work for the day NOW makes equality a reality for all women in this country. There were workshops on a variety of issues such as: Insurance Discrimination, Reproductive Rights, Lesbian Rights, Title IX and many more. The workshops were designed to educate on the issues and its resolutions. NOW at UH met with university chapters from other parts of the country and designed a Campus Chapter Resolution which requests a special program to be originated by National NOW to be more specific to university based chapters. The speakers were an inspiration to us all. Among the speakers were Congresswoman Katie Hall, the first woman US Representative of Indiana, who delivered a speech of encouragement to increase the number of women in government. Mary Kay Blakely, well-known feminist humorist, and author of Pulling Your Own Strings enlightened us with some of her experiences in this patriarchal society. I am very glad to announce that JoAnn Evansgardner obtained all the tapes that were recorded throughout the entire conference. If anyone is interested in listening to them please do not hesitate to let me know. There is considerable interest in NOW at UH in starting Conscious-Raising groups (CR) on campus. I feel that one is needed badly on our campus but careful planning with an experienced coordinator is important in starting a successful CR group. At this time, we need to hear from anyone who is interested in being part of a CR group in order to set meeting times. CR groups usually meet once a week for 6-8 weeks and I understand that when one signs up one should tr} not to miss any of the meetings. CR groups nre not as effective otherwise. NOW at UH participated in kickir,j :• j?.df,d' ." "cries* an event sponsored by ACORN 'Assp"'dt. v\f r- £.:rnunity Organization for Reform Now). Itsx ^-^is to raise public awareness of the damaging e-. ects the Reagan Administration program is causing lev-income people. His program is also abolishing or cu ting back just about every federal program, law or office designed to advance equality for women. Reagan Ranch will be open II days - until election day. NOW at UH sponsored a slide presentation October 26 called Motherhood: A SacreH Trust, Let It Be A Choice which was followed by a discussion of the religious questions surrounding abortion. The show was interesting and educational and I am very very sorry to say that the attendance was very very low. I do hope to see a larger attendance at our future programs because we have some interesting programs planned. At this time I do not ask for participation in planning and working for events (even though we would like that). I ask that you come by to our events so that we can learn together and share some of our personal experiences and maybe in that way we can each be just a 1ittle bit more free. Rossann Daumas, President, NOW at UH