There will be a meeting of the
Assoc, of Women Lawyers on
Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at
River Oaks Bank & Trust, 2001
A winter Solstice party with a
message will be the December
program for S.W. Houston NOW.
Joan Hanlon and Gail Padgett will
lead an informal discussion about
Women and Alcoholism. Refreshments (tasty and non-alcoholic)
will be served. Jungman Branch
Library, 5830Westheimer, 7 p.m.
Billie Cloud of Martin-Decker Co.
will be installed as President of
the Desk and Derrick Club of
Bellaire for the year 1977. The installation dinner meeting will be
held at the Summit Club in the
First Int'l. Bank Bldg., Monday,
Dec. 13. Guests are welcome.
Those interested in attending
should contact Sherry Goad, Con-
The National Commission on the
Observance of Int'l. Women's
Year (IWY) will sponsor 56 State
and Territorial meetings concerned with women's rights and
responsibilities in 1977, culminating with a National Conference in
Nov. of that year. All persons interested in participating or in
recommending other women for
participation in their State or
Territorial meetings, send names
and biographies to: National
Commission on the Observance of
Int'l. Women's Year, Rm. 1004,
U.S. Dept. of State, Washington,
D.C. 20520. „_^___
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Women's Group at First Unitarian Church, 5210 Fannin, Sundays
at 10 a.m. Dec. 5: Margaret
Buchorn, social psychotherapist,
"Super Mom"; Dec. 12: Open
rap on super moms; Dec. 19:
Attorneys Patti O'Kane, Martina
Staples, Marcia Anthony, "Perspective on Women in Law";
Dec. 26: "Celebration" including
deities of other (and future)
We need workers and ideas for
press event and rally in connection with NOW's Women State of
the Union & ERA rally to be held
Jan. 13&14. Next meeting is Dec.
9, 8 p.m., First Unitarian Church,
5210 Fannin. For more information call 864-9402.
Del Martin, author of "Battered
Wives," will be here for an open
talk on the subject of her book at 8
p.m., Monday, Dec. 6 at First
Unitarian Church, 5210 Fannin. A
$3 donation will help finance her
Looking for a good time? With
some far-out women? Join S.W.
Houston NOW. We offer scintillating conversation, sparkling
programs and action for equality.
Program meetings are the 3rd
Tuesday of each month at the
Jungman Branch Library, 5830
Westheimer, at 7 p.m. Note the
time because we must leave the
library before 9 p.m. We continue
with a rap session at a coffee shop
in the neighborhood. Contact Gail
for program and membership
information at 667-0284.
Age discrimination? Gray Panthers is forming a group in
Houston for those interested in
political advocacy for the over 40
and under 25. If interested call
Loraine Elms at 926-3084,
921-4446 or at KPFT, 526-4000.
Mexican-American women are
invited to join the Chicana Association for Reform and Advocacy
(CARA). For information call
Margaret Acosta at 524-6004.
Cliff Whyburn wants to hear from
anybody who has gone thru the
physical examination for employment at Shell, Westinghouse, or
Hughes Tool. Contact him at 2234
Goldsmith, Houston 77030.
C —R Groups
There is a continuing interest expressed by Houston women in
participating in consciousness-
raising groups. Because of this,
new groups are formed from time
to time. For more information,
call one of the following: N.W.,
Spring Branch, Memorial, call
Regina, 493-5928; Bellaire,
Sharpstown, S.W., call Monica,
776-0132; Inside loop, Montrose,
call Peggy, 522-4468.
Ride needed to Portland (Oregon)
area over the holidays. Will share
driving and gas. Write: Debra
Dean, 924 Northwood Circle,
Could you become a writer? Quite
possibly. Writing is a skill that
can be learned, just like home-
making or selling. Your talents
are worth money that can help
your family. Our editing service
can suggest possible outlets, correct punctuation and spelling,
provide photos for illustration,
and write query letters to sell
your story. Consulting fee is $10
per hour. For your free introductory telephone appointment, call
527-9966. A & B Communications, P.O. Box 36715, Houston,
The Christian Science Monitor®
was founded by Mary Baker
Eddy. This international daily
newspaper has won 88 awards,
including four Pulitzer Prizes. Enlightening articles have discussed
women working at home, women
in politics and women paratroopers. 3-month subscriptions,
$12.60. Send check to The Christian Science Monitor®, P.O. Box
36715, Houston 77036. Call
MONITOR at 524-2250 for your
The New Directions Club is an
organization designed to help the
ex-offender. You can help by donating clothing, furniture, appliances. For more information, call
Massage Classes for women
starting soon. Learn techniques in
Esalen, Acupressure, Reflexology
and Self-Massage. Remove tension blocks and learn to maintain
a more relaxed state in everyday
life. Massage can help us to
function at our fullest capacity.
For more information call Beth
Tele-Image, Inc., a new videotape
production facility, is compiling a
list of free-lance media people for
use in future productions. Employment on a part-time basis
only. If interested write or call
(214) 245-3561, Tele-Image, Inc.,
2225 Beltline, 321, Carrollton, Tx.
National WEAL is collecting
resumes of women to recommend
for possible appointment to public
office either paid or volunteer at
the national level. If you would
like to be considered, please send
your resume to Kay Whyburn at
2234 Goldsmith, Houston 77025.
(Include fields you would be interested in on a separate sheet.) She
will send them on to National
WEAL. Please do not be modest.
You are qualified. Consider some
of the "turkeys" currently serving in Washington.
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Sex discrimination. If you feel
you are being discriminated a-
gainst because of your sex, in
hiring, firing or promotion in a job
by an employer, contact Women's
Equity Action League (WEAL),
667-8556 and they will help you
file a charge with the EEOC.
The Assoc, for Community Television, the volunteer support organization for Ch. 8, PBS in
Houston, is actively seeking volunteers to work as Go-Getters for
the 7th annual Ch. 8 Auction
scheduled in May. Go-Getters are
needed now to solicit merchandise and support for this unique
fund-raising event. Monies raised
by the Auction are allocated to
Ch. 8 for the purpose of improvement and expansion. For full information on becoming a Go-
Getter call the Auction office at
Two plays with strong women's
leads will be performed Dec. 3, 4;
8-11; 15-18 at the Main Street
Theater. "The Lesson," a frightening conflict of will between an
aged professor and his youth
pupil, will feature Nan Newbern
as the pupil. "Chamber Music,"
by Arthur Kopit, affords eight
actresses the opportunity to display a broad range of emotions in
one act. Set in a meeting room of
the women's ward of a mental
hospital, the play concerns eight
inmates, all of whom believe
themselves to be famous heroines
from history, who come together
to consider a most important
question. Curtain time is 8 p.m.
and admission is $2.50/adults
and $1.50/students. For information call Rebecca Greene, Pro-
KPFT December schedule for
women's programming: (every
Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.) Dec.
4, Discussion with Lynn Mutchler
on "The 1st Sex;" Dec. 11,
Martha Jacobi and Folk Music;
Dec. 18, 310 Pacific—Half-Way
House for Women; Dec. 25, Joan
Baez "Noel" and short story
"Uncle Edgar and the Reluctant
Saint;" Jan. 8, Music, Poetry &
If you or your organization would
like to be interviewed or have
something aired, please write
KPFT and address to Women's
Collective or call 526-4000. Please
give one-month advance notice, if
Sandra Elkins, producer-moderator of national PBS' "Woman,"
presents "How To Start Your
Own Business, airing in two
parts, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, at
10:30 p.m., Ch. 8. And "A Conversation with Jeanne Moreau"
(also in two parts) airs Dec. 17
and Dec. 24, at 10:30 p.m.
Actress Cloris Leachman ("The
Last Picture Show" and TV's
"Phyllis") visits "Jeanne Wolf
With, Dec. 23 at 9:30 p.m. on Ch.
"Men's Lives," a documentary
film on men in America, is available for showing to groups,
friends, etc. For information call
Craig Roberts, 524-6517.
The Male Awareness Center
meets at 8 p.m., every Monday,
at First Unitarian Church, 5210
Fannin. Dec. 6: "Gay—Non-Gay
Nationally exhibited ceramist
Frances Bagley Taylor will conduct a Ceramics Workshop at
MFA/School of Art, 3815 Garrott,
Sat., Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The workshop will explore some
of the techniques and images
possible with clay through demonstration, discussion and participation. Registration fee for the
all-day workshop is $10, and will
be limited to 35 persons.
The First International Conference of Practicing Midwives will
meet in El Paso, on Jan. 14, 15 &
16. Speakers will include Suzanne
Arms, author; Ina May, author,
and midwife on "The Farm," a
1200-member commune in Tennessee; Raven Lang, author; and
Nancy Mills, lay midwife from
northern California. Individuals
interested in lay midwifery and
the home birth movement are
invited. Accommodations in private homes are available. Charge
for the conference is $85,which
includes four meals. The conference will be held at the Paso del
Norte Hotel. For further information write to Shari Daniels, P.O.
Box 13063, El Paso, Tx.
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