Discussion Sessions Possible, IF...
How can the American family style be revitalized or changed so that women have vari-
ed growth opportunities? What do you think about wages for housework? How have women
fared in their search for help in psychotherapy? These questions and others could
plorod in discussion sessions using good, but short, reprinted articles as a common back-
ground. It would be an opportunity to think about issues and share some common feelings.
Feminist living is not easy, and it needs constant nurturing. This kind of session could
offer that support.
The question is, who is interested and when can people meet? Ann Smith and Shirley
McFaul are willing to~~set up meetings and secure reprints if there!s an interest. So
call U88-6213 to report interest in discussing the family, work, or psychotherapy.
Wefve Arrived, Kinda
A letter to President Frances Hicks from Judy Lightfoot, Chair-one of the N.O.W. National Board, declares that Bay Area NOW is now provisionally Chartered (it turns out
that all Chapter Charters are provisional). Anyway, its nice to know that we are no longer among the ectoplasmic hoi-polloi.
A Party for Financial Womanpower
HAFFCU, Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, is celebrating its opening with
a wine and cheese party, 7:00-10:00 P.M., October 10, in its new offices at 2U.8 Travis.
All interested feminists are invited. Bay Area NCW members who pledged a total of just
under $500.00 to HAFFCU are now turning in their checks. Other ramberships will be provisionally accepted at the party (contingent on membership in one of 10 local feninist
organizations); entrance fee is $1.00, shares are $5.00 each. Accounts are federally
insured to $U0,000. Loans are available only to members, as in any credit union.
Olga De Leon for Texas Comrission on Higher Education
Write letters to governor Dolph Briscoe, Austin 78711, in support of feninist Olga
for the current vacancy on this Commission. Olga is in her 30fs, holds a M.Ed, in
Guidance and Counseling, has taught, worked in Head Start tr :, and since I?72 lias
been a Social Science Research Associate in the Center for Public School Ethnic Studies,
UT/Austin, helping ex sate multi-cultural programs, counseling, etc. for Texas Public
Schools. She has received awards and presented scientific papers, traveled extensively,
and participated actively in the women's movenent. For the past two years she has testified with us at the Textbook Hearings before TEA in Austin. comes from the fairily
of migrant workers, a fact which appears in her resume.
Cheap Way to NCW National Conference
Houston Area NOT has chartered a plane for Philadelphia, leaving 8t00, A.M. 7,
Oct. 2h$ EasL.u # 552, departing Philadelphia Itonday, Oct. 27, 4:05 P.M.* Cost is Zllxh
round trip. Call 52U-57U3 and leave a message for Jan Dilbeck. Some chance of no restriction on return time. Houston HOW offers free beds on night befok departure. As
will be recalled from Texas NOW Newsletter, National is offering a check for one-third
of round-trip airfare to each Chapter which sends a delegate to this Convention. A
Chapter has so"1 a authority to award this money, but we need a delegate, t
Bav Area NOW to Diversify
Let the fed become feeders. Bach one teach one. Fifteen dollars is not enough to
make you a feminist. We need help, and we intend to get it—how about it? Who will
get out press releases? Who will arrange programs? Who will help with the newsletter?
Who wants to preside at a meeting? Who cares about the greatest liberating movement
of all time, to give a little of their time and energy to it? Isn't it nice that some
women do care? How about you?
A great defect of conventional women's roles is that they foster individual labor
at the expense of collective effort. Feminism suffers from the habits so engendered
in each woman, which lead her to consider her own individual development as dependent
only on her own efforts, when working with other women would be more profitable to her.