The Contemporary Arts Museum will host a three-week series on modern dance J anuary
19 - February 4 with performances and master classes by national, local and state artists.
The series, directed and organized by CAM dance curator Roberta Stokes, has scheduled
Bella Lewitzy, nationally acclaimed recipient of this year's Dance Magazine Award, to
conduct the final master class and performance in the series. Performances are open to
the public and master classes are designed for professional and non-professional dancers.
A nominal fee will be charged for all activities. For schedule and information call
Join Breakthrough in celebration of its third birthday on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 5 pm.
Please send nominations for our annual Media Awards and Woman of the Year Award to us by
January 1 5. Media Awards will be presented for outstanding coverage of women's news and issues
in this community during 1978. Nominees may be women or men from any area of journalism.
The Woman of the Year Award honors someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the
efforts of women's rights. Dr. Nikki Van Hightower (1976) and Kathy Whitmire (1977) were past
Breakthrough is back publishing full-size issues but we still have only one full-time staff person. We
need writers, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, typesetters (we will train), proofreaders,
copy editors, and paste up and layout artists.Our most critical need is for people with flexible day
time schedules to sell advertising space (15% commission) and to help in the office or run errands
for us during our production week.
New albums by Chris Williamson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Kay Gardner, and (soon) Holly Near.
Available at: Cactus (both stores), The Bookstore, Wilde 'n' Stein, UHCLC, and B. D. & Daughter.
Houston distributor—Pokey Anderson 526-7828.
Employment wanted: Position with responsibility where I may use my management, personnel,
bookkeeping and/or secretarial skills. Have nine years experience in medical center as office
manager. Presently employed but need to change and would like to be part of woman-owned
business or work for a woman. Call 495-0699 after 6:00 pm.
KPFT-FM 90.1, Houston's community-sponsored radio station needs volunteers to help in many
areas including programming, production, telephone work, and news. Interested persons should
The name of the game is still tennis but the sponsor is now Avon Products (for seven years it
was Virginia Slims). And the tournament is called the Avon Championships.
Houston is the third stop on the 1979 women's tennis tour with games scheduled at both the
Astroarena and the Summit from January 15-22. There's $1 25,000 in prize money for the Houston
winners and over $2.2 million to the players in this winter's 1 2-week and 23-city tour.
Martina Navratilova, defending champion and the number one player in women's tennis, will be
in the Houston tournament. Australian Evonne Goolagong, ranked number three in the world by
the Women's Tennis Association will also be on the Houston courts.
Tickets are available at The Avon Championships of Houston office at 6400 West Park Drive,
Suite 470; through the mail by writing Avon Championships of Houston, P. O. Box 42238,
Houston, Texas 77042; or by calling (713 781-0080 or (713) 781-5082. *
Do you need a loan? Help with financial planning? Credit problems? The Houston Area
Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) is open to serve you three days each week: Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday. We have a new (temporary) address at 3116 Houston Avenue and our phone
number is 869-9530. Deposit with us monthly—earn interest and help us help you and others.
A Credit Coalition (HAFFCU, Women in Action & the YWCA) is planning an extensive public
education campaign from January to June to inform women about credit rights. Speakers are
needed. Training will be provided. Leave a message for Hanna Schechter at WIA-WIRES, 527-0718.
Looking for a roommate who's a non-smoker and a vegetarian? Classified advertising rates are
30 cents a word. Enclose your check with copy as you want it to appear. Mail to: Breakthrough
Classifieds, P. O. Box 88072, Houston, TX 77004.
otional women's studies association
announces its First National
Conference at the University
of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
May 30June 3, 1979.
The National Women's Studies Association was founded
in 1977 "to further the social, political, and professional
development of women's studies, at every educational
level and in every educational setting."
outh central women's studies association
announces the Second
Conference, Denton, Texas,
Texas Woman's University,
April 20-22, 1979.
The South Central Women's Studies Association is a
regional subdivision of the National Women's Studies
Associaton and consists of members from Arkansas,
Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
Call for Proposals
NWSA and SCWSA invite program
proposals for panels, seminars, workshops,
papers, presentatons and creative activities
in feminist education. Presentations that
use or examine feminist alternatives to
traditional educational materials are
particularly welcome. Suggested topics are:
Title IX in education
Role conflict problems
Class and feminism
Women and/in the future
Marriage and alternatives
Women and public policy
Women and health
Women and violence
women's studies programming and community women's centers
Feminism and lesbianism
Women and organizations
Fat as a feminist issue
Women and academic
Exploitation of feminist
Handling conflicts (with
the "real world").. .
Male bias in research
Children and feminism
Women and re-creation
Role of elderly women
Women and power
Women's studies and
Third World women
Sexism in education
Women and anger
studies in the
Bible Belt -
Women and/in the arts
Negative images of
Proposals for panels, seminars, workshops and papers
• Description of the proposed activity in a
• Name, address and affiliaton of person(s)
organizing the activity or presenting the paper.
Deadline for contacts and
queries: January 1, 1979.
Final deadline for formal
proposals: February 2, 1979.
Emily Abel and Margaret
c/o Women's Studies
California State Unversity
Long Beach, California
c/o Women's Studies
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Deadline for proposals:
January 10, 1979. Send
four copies of proposals to:
Karen Vice Irey
School of Social Work
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
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