A MESSAGE FROM AILEEK McMURREK
The January business meeting was exciting, stimulating, and educational! A great
discussion was generated when individual members were asked to share what they felt
were their needs from the NOW chapter. Although many issues and ideas were raised,
there were two main themes which kept cropping up. They were, essentially, outreach
and sisterhood. Our active members are concerned with sharing ideas and experiences
with like-minded feminist people and reaching out into the coraaunity and sharing our
ideas. The concern fo,r outreach was on many different levels, including: educating
the public from a feminist perspective, the need to increase our active membership
and our treasury, to. address political issues and to work with other groups on these
We will be continuing this practice of a 30-45 minute discussion at the end of
the business meeting. I think this will be a good opportunity for u3 to share ideas,
debate issues, plan and strategize for future actions and get to know each other. The next meeting, I would like members to think about activities or actions that would comprise both the elements of sisterhood and outreach. Put on your thinking caps, because the ideas that you bring in will be part of our plans for 1980!
MARY DALY TO CONDUCT WORKSHOP AT UNITARIAN CHURCH
Mary Daly, feminist philosopher and auth or of BEYOND GOD THE FATHER, THE CHURCH
AND THE SECOND SEX, and GYN/ECOLOGY, THE METAETHICS OF RADICAL FEMINISM, will the
principal speaker at the Mary Daly Workshop to be held at the First Unitarian Church,
Saturday, March 22nd at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $10.00 for the entire day. Child
care and lunch will be available. Persons who pre-register will receive a free tic-
ket ($3.00 value) to attend Mary Daly's presentation on Friday, March 21st at 8:00 pm,
at theUniversity of Houston Clear-Lake City Auditorium. You may pre-register by
sending your admission fee to Women's Groupo, First Unitarian Church, 6320 Fannin,
Houston, Texas, 77004. For additional information, call 437-5215 or 440-1924.
THE DINNER PARTY opens
to the public March 11.
HOUSTON AREA NOW members,
see next month's news-
letter for more on the
Gala Preview Showing
for sponsors of the plates.
UH/CLC WOMEN'S WEEK
is March 17 thru March
21. MARY DALY, author of GYN/ECOLOGY will
appear March 21 at
WOMEN'S WEEK, and
March 22 at the WOMEN
AND POWER workshop at
the Unitarian Church.
Watch for a possible
appearance at WOMEN'S
WEEK by Gloria Steinem.
If you volunteer to work
at THE DINNER PARTY,
you will have an oppor-
tunity to have extra
viewing time of this
impressive work of art.
Call Rema Lou Brown:
TAKE A CLASS N.O.W. !
H.A.N.O.W. will be offering informal classes through the Class Factory and the
Sundry School in the coming months.
"Women in a Changing Society" will be offered through the Sundry School begin-
ning Feb. 27. This will be a six-week course covering a different topic each week.
Topics scheduled in clude a brief film history of the women's movement, sexism in
semantics and advertising, women ad their health concerns, athe E.R.A., sex role
stereotyping in childhood, and the impact of the movement on male-female relation-
ships. Each session will begin with a brief presentation and then follow with a
group discussion. The fee will be Feb. 6 - 10 and the Campus Activities Desk at the
University of Houston Student Center. Phone 749-1253 for more information.
Several seminars have been tentatively scheduled through the Class Factory.
"The Real Facts About the E.R.A." will be Mar. 24 at 7:30 p.m. "Women and the
"Challenge of Change" will be a forum beginning witha rief overview of the chang-
ing roles of women in today's work force, followed by a question and answer session
fielded by intersting personalities from media, health, and non-traditional occu-
pations for women. This will be held Apr. 7 at 7:00 p.m. "Sex Roles" will be a
worksho identifying sex role stereotypes and their effects on the lives of women
and men. This seminar can be attended either Apr. 14 at 7:30 p.m. or Apr. 19 at
1 p.m. All these seminars will be held at the Women's Center, 4500 Main, and fees
range from $5.00 to $7.50 (materials provided). Call the Class Factory at 721-2236
for registration dates and information.
Only those persons who have duly registered through the Sundry School or Class
Factory can be allowed to attend these seesions. They are a great way to meet
people, discuss your own views and learn from others. (All instructors are dona-
ting their fees collected to H.A.N.O.W.)