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Houston Breakthrough, June 1979 - Page 21. June 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/912/show/908.

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(June 1979). Houston Breakthrough, June 1979 - Page 21. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/912/show/908

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Title Houston Breakthrough, June 1979
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date June 1979
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  • Texas
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript Network Editor, Hildegard Warner A workshop, Ethical Issues in Human Reproductive Technology: Analysis by Women, supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and sponsored by the Federation of Organizations for Professional Women will be held June 24 - 29 at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Houstonian Barbara Tilley will present a paper on The Risks Associated with DES Exposure as part of the DES: An Interdisciplinary Subgroup. Barbara Tilley is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, and formerly coordinated a research project on the effects of DES. Sarah Weddington, special assistant to President Jimmy Carter and the nation's top governmental representative for women's issues will be the guest speaker at the 24th annual western area conference of Links, a national women's organization which emphasizes educational, intercultural, and civic programs. Weddington will address the convention on Saturday, July 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Galleria Plaza Hotel ballroom. Tickets are $15 payable to Houston Links. For reservations call 522-0009 or 748-5548. A new four-week series of activities will begin at the Downtown YWCA July 16. Classes for children include gymnastics, sewing and cooking, while women may learn dance of all types, yoga, tennis, Spanish, drawing and painting, guitar or bridge. Swimming classes for all ages will begin July 9. These are just a sample of the summer classes, in addition to regular on-going activities at the YWCA. For more information about schedules, costs, and registration, call the registrar at 523-6881 before July 9 for swimming classes and before July 11 for all others. Celebration of Houston Gay Pride Week '79 will officially begin Friday evening, June 22 at MARY'S LOUNGE, 1022 Westheimer. The opening ceremonies are scheduled for 10 p.m. and will be followed by a production of Gay play, a series of theatrical sketches directed by Roger Gorton. Saturday June 30 is WOMEN'S DAY of Gay Pride Week, and the Gay Resource Services at the University of Houston has organized a Lesbian Workshop, to be held at the University Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The schedule of topics on the workshop agenda are: 9 a.m.. Women in Small Business Administration; Women in Non-traditional Roles. 10:45 a.m.: Blue Collar Lesbians; Lesbians in Mental Health. 1:30 p.m.: Lesbians in Literature; Lesbian Mothers and Lesbian Rights. 3:15 p.m.: Consciousness- raising session. On Saturday evening there will be a Lee McCormick concert at MARION'S TOO, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1 is the final day of Gay Pride Week, and the celebration will culminate this day with a Gay Pride Parade down Westheimer, from Shepherd to Bagby. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. sharp. Persons interested in participating in the parade must file an application with Larry Bagneris, Parade Coordinator. At 6:30 p.m. the festivities will continue in Spots Park (corner of Waugh & Memorial Drives) where An Expression of Freedom will take place. Entertainment of various sorts will begin at 7:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., there will be a political rally featuring former Presidential Aide Midge Costanza, Congressman Mickey Leland, Jean O'Leary, who recently resigned from an executive position with the National Gay Task Force and Harry Britt, who succeeded the late San Francisco supervisor, Harvey Milk. The National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA) will conduct a nationwide conference for professionals and other individuals concerned with sexual assault, from August 24-26, at George Williams College, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Conference fee is $45, covering registration and accomodations. Bus service is available from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, 80 miles away. Purposes of the conference are to develop a network for members of the rape crisis movement, establish a political power base, share expertise, experience and knowledge, and provide mutual strength and support to professionals working with victims of sexual assault. A business meeting will be conducted to further develop the organization. To receive information and registration forms, write Sandy Lambert, NCASA, P.O. Box 585, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108. A Canton Lady, 1861-1864 is one of a series of photographs of Imperial China, 1850-1912, now on exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit is the work of photographers who ventured into China to record historic events, the landscape and the activities of the people in the last years of the Manchu Dynasty, the period in which China was opening up to foreign commercial and political interests. The exhibition has been organized by the Asia House Gallery and the American Federation of Arts, and will be on view in Houston until July 22. Other exhibits currently at the Museum include Patrick Henry Bruce: American Modernist and Patrick Henry Bruce and His Times: Related Painting, 1916-1936, in the Upper Brown Gallery through July 19; Wood in Art, an educational exhibition of wood used as an art medium, through September 23; and Sprouts: Conceptual Architectural Sketches, a collection of conceptual architectural drawings by local architects, through July 19. An E.R.A. Support Committee has been organized to promote the economic boycott of unratified states. The group supplements N.O.W.'s economic boycott and encourages people in Houston to vacation only in ratified states and to let tourism officials in unratified states understand exactly how much money they are losing. The Gay Political Caucus, the Chicana Caucus of G.P.C., Houston Area N.O.W., Harris County Women's Political Caucus, and Lesberadas have joined the group in passing resolutions in support of the economic boycott. Between 900 and 1000 letters were collected at the Texas N.O.W. Conference and sent to tourism offices and legislators in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Florida. More help is needed in this effort. Interested persons may call Renee Rabb at 524-0982. Path Seekers, a non-profit organization which acts as a support system for recently released female convicts, has recently acquired a residential facility in Houston to house 17 women. Residents will receive job training and placement assistance, counseling, and educational opportunities at the facility in addition to a home atmosphere with meals, decorated rooms and comfortable furniture. Donations of furniture, kitchen and pantry supplies, linens, books and money are needed to establish the facility. Checks may be mailed or materials taken to Path Seekers, Inc., 3530 Timmons Lane, No. 393, Houston, Tx. 77027. For more information call 649-4877. Crisis Hotline, the 24-hour crisis intervention service, needs more volunteers to handle the more than 5,000 phone calls it receives each month. Especially needed are bilingual speakers (English and Spanish) and volunteers who can work after midnight. A four-week training session for new volunteers will begin on Saturdays during August from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Training sessions will teach volunteers how to handle phone calls about family conflicts, loneliness, depression, battered women, rape victims, abused children and suicide. Volunteers work one four-hour shift each week. For more information and an application form, call Crisis Hotline, 228-1505, or Carol Maxwell, Coordinator of Training and Public Relations, 527-9864, weekdays. Another training course, "Dealing with Crisis," is being offered by the University of Houston Sundry School for persons who wish to learn about community problems and ways of dealing with them, but do not wish to become Crisis Hotline volunteers. The course is based on crisis intervention skills used by Hotline volunteers but will be flexible to cover special interests of participants. It will be held Wednesday evenings, June 20 through August 8, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., and registration must be made at UH Sundry School. Contact Carol Maxwell at 527-9864 weekdays for more information. MOVING? DON'T FORGET TO TAKE BREAKTHROUGH WITH YOU! When you plan to move, let us know six weeks in advance, so that Breakthrough will get there with you. This will also lower our postage costs. The post office charges us 25 cents each time they notify us of your change of address. Each year this costs us almost $200. Please help us put this money to better use. To insure prompt service include your address label along with your new address. Just jot your new address below. Attach your current address label in the space provided and send it to: Breakthrough, P.O. Box 88072, Houston, TX 77004. ATTACH BREAKTHROUGH LABEL HERE Name Address City State Zip Code HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 21 JUNE 1979