June 5 7:30 P.M. BANOW program meeting, short business meeting including elections
Evie Whittsett-488-1757 to get on the agenda
7:30 PoM. BANOW Business Meeting 1529 Bonanza
21 Leigh McCormick Concert-featuring a BANOW flutist
28 State Council Meeting Longview, Texas
28 A Fund Run sponsored by Houston Area Federal Feminists Credit Union-Memorial Park
Sundays-2 P.M. 1110 Buoy Rd. Feminist Rap/videotape viewing, see listing elsewhere of TV
programs now available-more info-488-1757 Evie.
National NOW Tlmaa, May, 1*80
• The British Council of Churches
Is urging young people to address
their prayers to "Parent God" Instead of to "Father God" and to
confess to the sin of sexism. In a
book, Pocket Praise, published by the
Council and Intended for use by young
people throughout Britain and Ireland,
• "Give us a vision of equality,
Which transcends that of the human
BUS TRIP TO CHICAGO
e "Free us from the prejudice
about the roles of the sexes. Make us
aware of what we have done when we
deny another's potential by categorizing
that person in terms of sex."
e "Teach parents, Parent God, the
art of allowing their grown-up children
to live their own lives."
Next, the Council is planning to relense
a controversial document on humnn
35 survivors on a lifeboat, sharing food, passing from hand to hand the bread and the wine,
mile after mile after mile, feeling closer to the passenger beside you behind you, hour
after hour. Texas feminists making the trek, 22 hours long ^n a bus to Chicago for the
National March for ERA RATIFICATION in Illinois, May 10, 1980.
The trip started with a flight from Houston to Dallas where our local group of 10 met
delegations from Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Richardson (where1 s that? 11 )„ The
Houston/Bay Area group who met at Houston Intercontinental Airport facing a 1500-mile
journey were Barbara Baruch, daughter Rebecca Coleman and Judy Emerson from the
First Unitarian Church Women1 s Group, Dana Kelly, Bob Doughty, Lou McFadden,
Gail Anderson, Sue Ann Cox Terri Brown and Jan Lustiz.
We arrived in Dallas to be met by Dallas County NOW members who took us to their
homes for late night snacks and sleep. Up at dawn and driving to the bus terminal to meet
other sleepy-eyed feminists waiting for the Greyhound life boat. The first woman we met
at departure from Austin was Bay Area's Freddie Chiddix1 daughter, Susan Chiddix.
With a huff and a roar and a last minute head-count the bus left Dallas. A high poir.t
of the trip was when a bus rider put an ERA YES bumper sticker on a Coors delivery truck.
Sleeping, singing, snacking, sharing, hours and smiles and miles later, we arrived in
Dallas at 3:00 A.M. With women sleeping on the floor, hanging from the overhead luggage
racks and whispering wearily, the hearty survivors slept four hours in the Chicago Greyhound bus terminal. Morning light-one day and two nights from our Houston departure
found us joining 50, 000 other feminists from all over the country for the most moving, the
largest and most enthusiastic ERA Rally since Washington's extension March.
Tired? Yes. Muscles sore from sitting? Yes. Laughing, hugging, singing, chanting,
we made it1. The Houston delegation had the youngest marcher (age 10) from Texas and
only two male bus riders . Out of 50, 000 marchers the Texas delegation set records for
singing(nThe Eyes of Texas Are Upon You" to ratify ERA, chanting and ya-hooing.
Eight hours later the small group of hearty souls re-boarded the bus bound home
for Texas. We are changed, we are closer, we are re-newed. The Chicago trip bus riders
plan a reunion this summer ■ we will meet again