The new right
means we need
a newer left...
If you're anxious about the growth of the new right, you're
Corporate America and a sophisticated new conservatism
have never been stronger.
Feminists, liberals, trade unionists and minorities have
suffered tragic defeats. But recently progressives have
begun to take action. . .and that's where the Democratic
Socialist Organizing Committee comes into the story.
DSOC has been working for six years to give progressives
the intellectual ammunition, the fighting spirit and the
sense of vision we all need to push America closer to our
• DSOC members, led by Michael Harrington, played a
big part at the recent Democratic Party Convention in
Memphis to build support for resolutions opposing cutbacks in domestic social programs and increases in de-
• DSOC members launched the DEMOCRATIC AGENDA project to hold the Carter Administration and the
Democratic Congress to the 1976 Platform.
• Active DSOC groups of women, trade unionists, blacks,
Hispanics, youth, and academics are working to bring
Socialist ideas to the American people.. .and to educate a
new generation of American Socialists.
This month the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee is holding its fourth national convention in Houston.
We hope you will join with us as we address the issues that
face our country:
* The New Right Assault on Feminism
* Fighting Cutbacks in Social Spending
* Concentration in the Energy Industry
* Disarmament and Human Rights
* Decent Health Care for All Americans
Join Congressman Ronald Dellums, Joyce Miller, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Michael Harrington, National Chair of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, and 200 delegates from all over the
Contact us at P.O. Box 429, Houston, Tx. 77201 or better
still, come to the opening of our National Convention:
SOCIAL PRIORITIES &
THE CARTER BUDGET
8:00 PM, FRIDAY, FEB. 16
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
(opposite the University Center)
child care available
Maury Maverick, Jr.
The work of four women artists is currently on exhibit at the Galerie Sur la Terre in
the University Center, UH central campus. Prints by the Yard, Silkscreen on Fabric,
features work by UH senior art students Elizabeth Woolf (left), Julie Guidry (right),
and Becky Dyke. Artist Jan Albach's Recent Metal Work is also on display. Now
through February 12.
Mockingbird Alliance, a Houston-based anti-nuclear group, is having a fund-raising
cocktail party at the home of Gertrude Barnstone, 1401 Harold, Saturday, March 3,
starting at 7:30 p.m. This party will be IN MEMOR Y OF KAREN SILKWOOD and
all feminists, environmentalists, civil libertarians and concerned citizens are invited to
attend and become acquainted with the Alliance. Cash bar. Call 666-5468 for more
The Houston Credit Coalition (founded by the YWCA, Women in Action, and the
Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union) has launched a free public information
campaign on women and credit. Topics include: Your Credit Rating and the Credit Bureau, How To Establish Credit, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Shopping for Credit,
Budgeting, What To Do When Credit Is Refused, and Credit and Community Property.
To arrange a speaker for your club program call WIRES at 527-0718.
A Workshop on Credit, on February 19 at 10 a.m. will take place at Women in Action, 3317 Montrose, Suite 240. This is free and open to the public. Call WIRES at
527-0718 to reserve a space.
Consciousness Raising for Women: Sponsored by NOW. 7 p.m. Mondays at 4600 Main.
For more information call Evie Whitsett at 488-1777 after 6 p.m.
Bilingual and Migrant Programs That Work will be the subject of a conference held on
February 14-16 in Austin. The conference is designed to assist school districts improve
their bilingual education and migrant programs and/or implement new bilingual education programs. Parents and educators are invited to attend. The conference will beat
the Sheraton Crest Inn, 111 East First St., Austin. For more information call the toll-
free number, 1-800-252-9109, or write Abbie Muniz, Bilingual Resource Center,
7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78752. _^
Women struggling with Alcohol Addiction wishing to meet with other alcoholic women and share: Write Breakthrough, Dept AL, P. O. Box 88072, Houston TX 77004.
Citizens Open Space Taskforce (COST) is a newly formed coalition of organizations
and individuals interested in the creation of more parks, open spaces and recreational
facilities in the greater Houston area. Their first project was the encouragement of living Christmas tree donations to the city parks board.
COST is in the process of developing a permanent structure for the organization and is
actively seeking new members to work its committees. For more information call the
itizens' Environmental Coalition, 228-0037 or 774-4006, Diane Salvaggio, 641-4111
- Kay Shillock, 221-6666.
ns are being made for the fourth biennial convention of the National Women's
•'itical Caucus (NWPC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13 to 15, 1979. Convention chair
. ihie Hartnett predicts the largest and busiest convention yet. Those interested in
>ming a member of a convention committee should contact Cathie Hartnett, Contention Chair, NWPC, 1411 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.
Diane James (foreground) and Nancy
Jane Reid row an oarboat on a Rio
Grande river trip through Santa Elena
Canyon. James is one of the instructors
of the Class Factory's Women on the River course, one of a wide variety of outdoor awareness courses called Outdoors
Unlimited. Included in their program are
classes on canoeing, kayaking, rafting,
outdoor cooking and campfires, wilderness photography, rockclimbing and
sewing outdoor gear. The Class Factory
also offers classes in sailing, skiing, airplane flying, bicycling, jogging, tennis and
racquetball. Registration by mail starts
February 1 5 and classes will begin mid-
March. For information they may be
reached at 721-2230.