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Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 1, No. 9, December 1976 - Page 6. December 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2540/show/2524.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 1, No. 9, December 1976
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Date December 1976
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Transcript AAUW honors four area women By Arlene Baker Rose Mary Itadami, I nul.i Oyer, Aim.i Ncwsom .uid I aura Oreo were the recipients ol the ( )utstandmg Women Award at a recent dinner in their honor, held .il (he (.rami I I.ill ol Rice University Memorial (enter Sponsored by ihe Houston ,uu\ West I larris ( ounly branches oi the American As serration ol University Women (AAUW), this honor is awarded annually to women in the I lous toil area who, through creative, innovative action, have made e!!o( tive c onlr ibulions to their community, thereby positively alloc ting the status oi women Alma Newsom (honoree in Communications) co anchors the Weekend News at Channel I I, Kl IOU IV, where she is also general assignments re porter and producer moderator ol "Impact," ,i weekly public allairs program Newsom is vitally interested in presenting balance in programming. She Ibis worked to open new chan nels ol communication between minorities and the larger com munity She has tried to destroy old myths about minorities and women She has been a vigor mis promoter ol the Mack Arts ("enler and is presently on the Advisory Hoard ol the Allerna live I ducat ion ( enter ol the Association lor the Advance* inenl ol Mexican Americans, with memberships on the Oil tur.il Allans Committee, the Mayor's AHinnalive Action Ad visory Committee and Mack Women lor So( lal ( hange Newsom leels thai the involved woman "has to recogni/e in dividual dilieroncos and respect them, perhaps then she can analy/e how to relate to them lor maximum impact " Ihe involved woman "Ibis to be diligent, persistent." She must continue to push that issue alter others have lost interest in it alter it is no longer popular to bo for it In | a unary ol l()7r>, Dr. Laura Oren (honoree in I mance) called the Inst meeting ol those interested in lorming a lemimsl credit union in I lous ton Oren, a former college prolessor, now serves as President ol the Hoard ol the I louslon Area I enunist I oderal Credit Union HAI I CV has tilled a great nrvd by ALMA NEWSOM DR. LAURA OREN providing an opportunity lor prisons (members ol various lemimsl groups, their spouses and lamilies) who have been denied credit on the basis oi age, sex, race, marital status or type ol job, 10 obtain sin,ill loans I here were many dtlli cult moments in achieving the goal ol a chartered orgam/a lion, but Oren dealt with null vicluals, not with stereotypes, bringing people ol various life styles, ages, occupations and ethnic groups together to form HAI I ( U I IAI I ( U opened its doors in October ol l()7r> Not only does it boast almost $100,(MM) in assets, but it has only 2.7% ol its loans in arre,irs Oren has stated th.it the contribution ol the involved woman in her community is the understand ing libit the "problems are shared and that solutions must be shared also " She says, the involved woman "acts in the true spirit ol sisterhood which does not mean universal agree merit or love, but rattler a sense ol responsibility to hersell and to others in the community " Rose Mary Badami (honoree in Human Services) was em ployed as a social worker before she founded the lirst Magnificat House, a residence for the chronically mentally ill I here are six of them now homes for those who are not considered ill enough to be accepted into mental hospitals, but who, nevertheless, are unable to fund ion alone people who have no families or who are rejec ted by their families —who have no other place to go Magnificat House operates under no city, state, or federal grants, hut on limited resources from the* resi dents and from private contributions. Hadami and her staff from Magnificat House operate ,i daily soup kite hen, the I oaves and I ishes ('enter, In the skid row area of Houston, whore they cook and serve the hungry She also founded Santa Maria Hostel, a hallway house for women Hadami has groat compassion, empathy and love for the needy ol her community- she actually goes out to find those who n(*ed her She has said tlicit her desire is to "serve abandoned classes —the* unwanted and unloved ol our society, who fall in the cracks of our present welfare system, by providing food, shelter, t\nd hopefully <\n atmosphere where than can grow emotionally.'' Linda Cryer (honoree in Health) is the Administrator of the Rape treatment, Detection, Prevention Program for the City of Houston and is on the Hoard of Directors of the Houston Rape* Crisis Coalition Oyer is directly responsible for standardizing the collation of modi cal evidence through the development of a rape evidence kit, thereby expanding treatment of rape victims from one to 1() hospitals in I louston and releas ing doctors from having to be Continued on page (> //uforftf/^ Jrdhi l|brar; Bod( 9w £< xyfi- $6.30, soft cover $12.60, hardcover &ey0o~^tL^ J. Whitebird P. 0. Box 662K5 Houston 77006 37(X)Ytwkurn Houston, Texas 77006 or call 523-0777 *o*'*o«^c Just in time for Christmas TRAV0IS The only comprehensive anthology of Texas poetry ever published HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH - DECEMBER 1976 PAGE 5