Editor, Jeannine M. E. Klein.
The Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union will hold an open
house Nov. 10, 3 to 8 pm. Credit
union members may vote for officers or become one, or be involved
in other ways. There is at this time
a vacancy in the board and credit
committee to be filled by appointment. Contact the HAFFCU office
for more information on the posi-
tion or the open house.
The winner is . . . Dottie
Erwin. Erwin's entry was selected
as the winning poster for the National Women's Conference (see
page 2). She receives $500 for her
poster, which will be displayed
during the Conference. The poster
will also be reproduced and sold
will also be reproduced and sold
as a conference souvenir. The
runners-up in the poster contest
were Kirsten Soderlind and
Marlene Matalon, whose posters
will also be on display.
Teachers wanted for non-credit,
informal, evening and weekend
classes such as assertiveness training, rape prevention, do-it-yourself
divorce, travel tips, gourmet cooking, disco dance, buying antiques,
dream interpretation, career workshops, refinishing furniture, car
buying, etc. All ideas welcome.
Call 721-5911 for information.
Female wanted to share large, five-
bedroom co-op, coed house. Your
own bedroom. Use of rest of house
including darkroom, computer,
sundeck. Inexpensive, friendly,
close to Rice/Med Center. 668-
Roommate wanted. Feminist non-
smoker to share large Montrose
house. Privacy fence, fireplace,
lots of windows. Call 529-5308.
The Greater Houston Chapter of
Federally Employed Women will
sponsor a happy hour on Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 5 pm
at the Holiday Inn Downtown,
801 Calhoun. All federally employed persons attending the
International Women's Year Conference are invited!!
To explore the
to bolonce energy
For appointment col
The Women's Group of the First
Unitarian Church, meets at 10 am
on Sunday mornings, at 5210
Fannin, in Room 11. Future topics include Politics and a Woman's
Face, with Bette Graham White,
Oct. 30; and Working Relationships between Men and Women,
Nov. 6. The meetings are open to
the public. Mary Anne Krupsak,
Lt. Gov. of N.Y., is tentatively
scheduled to address the Women's Group and church membership during the National Women's Conference, Sunday, Nov. 20
at 10 am. To confirm call Lena
Shipman at 627-0614 (evenings).
health & body awareness
In recognition of International Wo-
men's Year, Baylor College of
Medicine is sponsoring a free symposium, About Women In Medicine
on Saturday, November 5, from 1
to 5 p.m., at Cullen Auditorium,
Baylor College of Medicine. It will
consist of a series of lectures to explore cultural conditions associated
with biological differences between
the sexes, and the implications
these differences have for the delivery of medical care in our society.
Topics will include "Images of Women Patients in Medical Advertising," "Psychosomatic Medicine
and the Woman Patient," "Rape
and Woman Battering: Crisis Intervention," and "Child Care and the
The following classes and workshop are offered by Beth Kendrick
and Alethea Dollison, feminist
counselors and body workers. For
further information and registration call 529-5308 or 723-6699.
Body Awareness Class I — For
women with little or no previous
experience in yoga, breathing or
massage techniques. Will focus on
our own patterns of tensions and
ways we can release this blocked
energy. Class will meet for five
Monday nights, when a minimum
of six women register. Fee is $25,
$10 deposit. Facilitated by Beth
Kendrick only. Body Awareness
Class II — For women with some
experience in massage techniques.
Will focus on breath awareness,
massage, polarity and reflexology.
Class will meet on six Tuesdays,
7:30 to 10 pm, with a minimum
of 9 women. Fee from $25 to $35;
$10 deposit. Women's Weekend
Workshop—As women we are concerned with the physical and emotional healing of each of us as
whole, unified human beings. To
help facilitate an awareness and integration of the various aspects of
ourselves we will draw on techniques from Gestalt counseling,
meditations, breathing, body a-
wareness, and a political consciousness of ourselves as womenin
a male-dominated society. We will
create a supportive environment in
which you may choose to work on
relationships, growth, change, or
the release of energy. Meals are included and space is available to
spend the night. A maximum of 16
women. Fee from $30 to $45. $10
deposit. Beginning Friday, Nov. 4,
7:30 p.m., and ending with lunch
Sunday, Nov. 6.
instead of Louis Macey for Council
We need your work to win this election.
Paia for by the Merylyn Whited Campaisn Committee, Merylyn Whited,
Treasurer, 2007 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77098
The Texas Department ot Human
Resources (formerly the Department of Public Welfare) announced that federal and Texas Medicaid funds are no longer available
for most abortions, including those
for rape and incest victims. Medicaid funds may be claimed only
when the attending physician has
certified in writing on the claim
form that the mother's life would
be endangered were the fetus carried to term. Termination of ectopic pregnancies are, for example,
still eligible for funds. Also, services for the prompt treatment of
rape or incest victims before the
fact of pregnancy is established,
including the use of drugs or devices to prevent implantation of
the fertilized ovum, are still authorized Medicaid services. For more
specific information, contact the
Department of Human Resources.
SAFARI Adventures in Body
Awareness: is a growth studio
that offers products and workshops to celebrate sexual freedom
and body awareness for women.
The books that SAFARI offers
focus on sexual enrichment. Some
of the books that are available
are. Liberating Masturbation,
A Meditation on Self Love by
Betty Dodson, $4; My Play book
About Sex for Women, invented
and handlettered by Joani Blank,
it is full of play, body awareness
exercises and fantasy games for
self discovery and enjoyment,
$3.50; Good Vibrations: The
Complete Woman's Guide to Vibrators, by Joani Blank, $2.25, an
excellent book to purchase if you
are considering one of the following body massagers: Wahl Deluxe
Massager, an electric massager
with 2 speeds and 4 attachments,
$20.40; Wahl 4-in-l Body Massager, an electric 1 speed with 4 attachments, $ 1 7.25. Both massagers
are fully guaranteed for one year.
All prices include tax and mailing
charges. Send check or money order to Safari, P. O. Box 4028,
Austin, Texas 78765. Send 25
cents for catalogue, free with
The Texas Kilgore College Rangerettes will perform at the opening
night of an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum by Barcelona
artist Antoni Miralda. Miralda has been staging color-oriented events
with central elements of color, food, and ritual since the late sixties
The opening night performance begins at 7:45 pm on Oct. 28 at CAM.
The exhibition, with the Rangerettes' highly developed formations as
a major theme, will run through Nov. 27.
Mothers and Daughters:Together
and Apart is a workshop that will
give mothers and daughters the
chance to explore together the
changing stages of their relationship, and the ways that they support and stretch one another. It
will offer a time of sharing their
fantasies of one another and of
themselves as women. It will be a
time of talking about what every
daughter does for Mom's sense of
herself asa woman, and to discover
together the specialness of being
Daughter and of being Mother.
It will take place Saturday,
November 5 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Angie Grindon, Beth Stecker and
Carol Stecker are discussion
leaders. Fee is $30 per person,
$40 per mother-daughter pair.
For registration and information
call Interface, 626-7990.
1214 M7RAMAR AT GRAUSTARK.
HOUSTON. TEXAS 77006
Special groups for
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