SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR Notices on upcoming events must reach the Observer at least three weeks in advance. WITNESS FOR PEACE This summer and early fall, volunteers of Witness for Peace will go to Nicaragua for oneor two-week stays. Work in reconstruction projects, travel to development projects. and opportunities to speak with local and national officials representing varied perspectives will be included in the visits. which are open to 15 people from each state or geographical location. For more information contact Judith Abernathy, 2902 Beacon, San Antonio, ORGANIZER’S MANUAL “Don’t mourn organize!’ The War Resisters League is offering a comprehensive book on organizing techniques, including chapters on constituencies, literature production, actions, working with the establishment, politics, and basic organizing techniques. To order the War Resisters League Organizer’s Manual, or for a descriptive brochure, write WRL, 339 Lafayette St., New York, N.Y, 10012; $9 per book, includes postage and handling. GRASSROOTS PEACE DIRECTORY The Topsfield Foundation, a private foundation active in assisting grassroots peace organizations, is organizing a computer-based information service on local, regional, and national-peace organizations with information about each group’s programs, constituency, focus, and resources offered. Information about peace groups in Texas is needed. To be included, contact Mavis Belisle, 2701 5885. CENTRAL AMERICA ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTORY The Central America Resource Center, Austin, has just published an annotated directory of more than 400 organizations involved in Central America-related work. The directory is available for $8 \(postage C.A.R.C., Box 2327, Austin, 78768. PEACE WITH JUSTICE WEEK National and local congregations, peace groups, interfaith councils, and community organizations will observe a week of educational and spiritual events focusing on nuclear disarmament and social justice, May 4-13, beginning with Peace Sabbath celebrations May 4-6. The Interfaith Peaceforce of Houston has information on local activities, films, speakers, and In Dallas, the Alliance for Justice in ’84 will conduct activities that draw the HOTLINES Several information lines have been established in Washington, D.C., to provide current news on various legislative issues. Most are recordings available 24 hours a day including off-peak hours and weekends. Most are not toll-free. Council for a Livable World: Nuclear Arms Control Hotline. Up-dated every Monday while Congress is in session. provides information on arms control, military budget legislation, Executive Branch policy developments, and pending votes in Congress. Also includes a weekly Action Request, giving people to contact Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy: Central American Hotline. Covers events, legislation, and U.S. policy connections between cutbacks in social programs and increases in arms spending and military intervention, Contact the Among the national sponsors for Peace with Justice Week are the American Friends Service Committee, Baptist Peacemaker, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Fellowship of Reconciliation, National Council of Churches of Christ-USA, and Sojourners. OBSERVANCES May 13 Mothers’ Day. In 1872, Julia Ward Howe had the idea for Mother’s Day as a festival for peace in which mothers would speak out against war. She suggested it was up to mothers “to prevent the waste of human life of which they alone bear and know the cost.” May 17, 1893 Caroline Crowell, first woman physician to begin practice in Austin \(1926-1965, U.T.-Austin Student May 1937 Myrle Zappone organized a strike against the Shirlee Frock Co., San Antonio; the first real victory for the ILGWU in San Antonio. PAULINE OLIVEROS CONCERT Musician and composer Pauline Oliveros will perform her recent works “Rattlesnake Mountain,” “Horse Sings from Cloud,” and the “Seventh Mansion,” with guest performers Heloise Gold, Helmi Harrington, and Strahl Music, May 6, Capitol City Playhouse, Austin, 8 p.m.; sponsored by Austin 1064 for details. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Austin Center for Battered Women will celebrate its 7th Anniversary at a fundraiser May 10, Caswell House, 1404 pertaining to Central America, with action request and relevant committee and floor Children’s Defense Fund: Hotline. Covers legislation and policy concerning issues involving children, including most poverty-related and welfare-related legisla. Interfaith Action for Economic Justice: Hotline. Provides legislative information on the following policy areas: food and agriculture, health and human services, development and economic policy. TollFriends Committee on National Legislation: Hotline. Messages up-dated each Friday. Information on a broad range of issues which are of interest to the FCNL. for details. HOUSTON FLOOD CONTROL The Citizens Environmental Coalition will sponsor a free public forum on “Harris County Flood Control, Policy, and Flooding Solutions for the Future,” May 14. Hermann Park Garden Center Auditorium, 1500 Hermann Dr., Houston, 7 p.m. Informed participants from Houston environmental groups will question a panel of experts from the Harris County Flood Control District and Houston 523-3431 or 529-2258 for information. HOLLY NEAR/INTI-ILLIMANI Feminist singer Holly Near and the Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani will per form a concert of vocal and instrumental music, including Near’s original compositions and those songs which reflect IntiIllimani’s experience of exile, May 16, Paramount Theater, Austin, 8 p.m. A special appeal for medical and educational aid to Nicaragua, whose public social service programs have been hampered by recent U.S.-supported economic and mili tary disruptions, will be made at the concert by the performers and the American Friends Service Committee. Tickets, $12, at Bookwomen, Grok Bookstore, 451-2303 for more information or to reserve childcare for the concert. Call aid to Nicaragua program. PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS The photographic essays of rural America by photographers Robert Frank, Marion Post Wolcott, and Morris Engel whose 1949 prints of the Ray Rylander family of Buda, Texas, are featured in the exhibit will be May 19-July 29, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. 18 MAY 4, 1984
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