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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR Notices of future events must reach the Observer at least three weeks before the event. PANTEX PEACE WITNESS Pantex Pilgrimage groups will complete their journeys throughTexas and assemble a peace camp at the Pantex Nuclear Weapons Assembly Plant, Amarillo, August 4 -6, to witness for peace, commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima, and express a commitment to reverse the arms race. Bishop Leroy Matthiesen will lead an ecumenical service August 6, 8 a.m., followed by a noon potluck picnic and rally. For more information contact the 474-2399, or 474-2848, or any of the following contacts: Austin, Carol Hust, 474-2848 San Antonio, David Plylar, 736-0004 Denton, Dan Griffiths, P.O. Box 3064, Denton 76202 Dallas, Glenda Wolfarth, 827-8506 Fort Worth, Les Breeding, 534-6207 Tyler, Elihue Ecielston, 592-4263 Houston, Bob Henschen, 661-9889 Lubbock, Jim Phiffer, 747-6583 Tulsa, Herb Neuman, 744-0581 Oklahoma City, Rex Friend, 527-9526 Albuquerque, Dori Bunting, 344-1140 Santa Fe, Dave Powelson, 988-1045 MIDDLE EAST PROGRAM The War Emergency Network will continue its study program on the historical and religious background of Middle Eastern countries, August 9, 16, and 23, 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 3801 Oak Lawn, School Assembly Room, Dallas. 226-3665. POLITICAL WOMEN TO CONVENE The Texas Women’s Political Caucus will have its 13th annual convention, August 10 -12, American Hotel, Tandy Center, 200 Main St., Ft. Worth. Members and non-members of both sexes are invited to participate in workshops featuring speakers, such as Ann Richards, Lloyd Doggett, and Sarah Weddington, and in discussion sessions about personal and political issues, including: comparable pay, women with money, coalition building, and legislation and endorsement policies. Registration begins August 10, 5 p.m.: $45 for full convention and materials, $30 for students and those with limited income, and $15 for a reception August 11, 7:30 p.m. For a detailed schedule and housing information, contact TWPC, 121 E. 8th St., Suite 412, Austin GAYTEENTH CELEBRATION The Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus will commemorate the second anniversary of the State District Court reversal of the Texas sodomy law with city-wide celebrations, August 17. Call ALGPC, OBSERVANCES August 2, 1910 Teresa Villareal Gonzales, San Anton feminist & organizer in the Magonista movement, began El Obrero socialist monthly presenting the platform of the Mexican revolutionary, Flores Magon. August 4, 1973 First statewide Conferencia de Mujeres por la Raza Unida was held in San Antonio. August 5, 1912 Progressive Party formed. August 6, 1945 United States dropped A-bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. August 7, 1964 Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Johnson power to conduct war in Vietnam. August 9, 1945 United States dropped A -bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. August 7, 1974 President Richard Nixon resigned. August 15, 1969 300,000-person Woodstock Nation born. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ACTION The Republican National Convention will be August 18 -20, Dallas. A protest against Reaganism is planned by the Alliance for Justice in 1984 and the Dallas March and Rally Committee to coincide with the convention. Events will include: a Tent City camp in downtown Dallas; march and rally for peace and freedom; voter registration drive; interfaith religious service; and a march to the official opening of the convention. Participants will include folks from religious, antinuclear weapons, peace and justice, labor, women’s, and community organizations. For a detailed schedule and information on how to participate and where to stay, contact Ar84, 1322 Hemphill, Ft. Worth, DMRC, 1507 A S. Ervay, Dallas, 75215, THE SIERRA CLUB WANTS YOU The Sierra Club of San Antonio is having a membership drive through September 3. Folks interested in joining the Club or in participating in the ’84 Sierra Games should contact the Sierra Club, Box 6443, San Antonio, 78209, SAVE A FOREST The Natural Area Preservation Association is a non-profit Texas organization working to preserve significant Texas natural areas. The group is currently asking for donations to buy and preserve a 90-acre tract, the Catahoula Forest, an ecological gem in East Texas. For more information, write NAPA, c/o Michaux Nash, Box 64639, Dallas, 75206, or call, 0778. A CALL TO WOMEN ARTISTS Women and Their Work, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in Austin, is calling for women artists from Travis, Bexar and adjacent counties to submit their work for an exhibition, “Central Texas Women Artists Tour 84/85, opening at St. Edwards University, Atrium Gallery, Austin, October 1984, and touring the state through 1985. Becky Duval Reese of the Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, will select work for the exhibition which will feature two dimensional works with a maximum size of 36 x 48 inches. For a copy of the exhibition prospectus and more information, call Women & Their Guadalupe, Austin 78705. VOTER REGISTRATION Freedom Summer ’84 is a voter registra tion project that is placing volunteers in human service agencies to register lowincome voters throughout the summer. There are nine Freedom Summer Texas coordinators, who are placing volunteers: Dallas, Sandra Crenshaw, 372-6124 Houston, Steve Arch Erich, 791-7191 or 778-1523 San Antonio, Robert Hernandez, 733-1441 or 222-0224 El Paso, Larry Medina, 562-9452 Corpus Christi, Renae Flores, 855-5550 Fort Worth, Josie Torres and Mary Schaub, 273-3967 or 273-3968 Austin, La .fe Larson and Sandy Scott, 474 7994 FREEZE CORPS Freeze Voter 84, the electoral arm of the nuclear weapons freeze campaign, needs Freeze Corps Volunteers for Texas to help elect pro-Freeze candidates to the U.S. House, Senate, and Presidency. Volunteers will organize and participate in canvasses, rallies, phone-banks, voter registration drives, and fund-raising efforts. Freeze Voter provides housing, living, and travel expenses. For more information and an application write, Freeze Voter ’84, 2000 K S., NW, Suite ;0661. FAIR MEETINGS now meets at All Saints Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 209 W. 27th St., Austin. The clients’ group, for persons who have experienced mental or emotional difficulties, meets each Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. The Family group, for clients’ relatives, meets each Thursday, 7:30 p.m. For more or Louise, 926-3053. 22 AUGUST 3, 1984