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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR Dia de los Muertos celebration in Austin, November 2. Notices of future events must reach the Observer at least three weeks before the event. RE-BUILDING THE DEMOCRATIC LEFT Michael Harrington, author of The Other America, Twilight of Capitalism, and The New American Poverty, will speak on the “Future of American Politics,” Oct 26, UT-Austin, Texas Union, 8 P.M. His analysis of the democratic left as a force in American Politics will be sponsored by the UT Ideas and Issues Committee and the Democratic Socialists of America. PEACE CONFERENCE A Peace Conference will be October 26-27, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, featuring speakers from the Peace and Justice Commission of the U.S. Catholic Conference, Youths for Peace, and the Texas Catholic Conference. Contact Celia Cavazos, Box 28410, San Antonio, 78228, for details. Registration fee $5; $8 at the door. “LA MUERTE VIVE” iVlexic-Arte, an artistic and cultural organization, will sponsor a Dia de los combining dance, music, art and theatre, November 2, Arts Warehouse, 300 San Antonio, Austin, beginning at 6 p.m. with a low rider procession. Dia de los Muertos is a significant holiday in all Latin America, having pre-Hispanic roots. Part of the celebration will be an art exhibit, ing traditional artistic custom as well as including contemporary forms such as Judas sculptures; on display November 125, 9373 for gallery hours. TEXAS CULTURE EXHIBITS The Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, will sponsor exhibits throughout Texas during November. The schedule includes: San Antonio Through November 4: “Day of the Dead” exhibit, including altar, coffin, candles, pan de los muertos, and tequila, will reflect Mexican tradition honoring the dead. Through November 26: “The Texas Landscape,” a photographic,exhibit. Both shows at the Institute of Texan Cultures, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. Houston Through November 5: “Mexican Folk Toys,” Carnegie Branch Library. Through November 15: “Texas Women: A Celebration of History,” Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. Plano Through November 15: “Mexican Folk Toys” and “A Festival of Pinatas,” Gladys Harrington Library. Austin Through November 15: “El Vaquero: G6nesis del Cowboy Texano,” Texas Commerce Bank. ACLU LIBERTY GALA “Hope demands that we take a dim view of the present because we hold a bright view of the future. ” “He who stands for nothing, falls for anything.” William Sloane Coffin, Jr. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., senior minister of the Riverside Church in New York, peace activist, and widely rumored model for Doonesbury character Rev. Scott Sloane, will be the featured .speaker at the 13th annual ACLU Liberty Gala, November 10, 8 p.m., at the home of Mr. 5925 to R.S.V.P. NEW WORKS EXHIBIT New Works by Austin Artists, an annual exhibition devoted to the works by many of Austin’s most innovative artists, continues in its sixth year this fall at Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, October 12November 11. The 1984 segment features works by Santa Barraza, Malou Flato, Carol Ivey, Robert Levers, Hills Snyder, Patrick Wadley, Laurie Weller, and Robert Yarber. A discussion of the exhibit by Santa Barraza, Laurie Weller, and Robert Yarber will be October 18, 7 p.m., in the museum galleries; a tour of the exhibit by Laura Telford will be October 28, 2 p.m.; both are free. WESTON IN MEXICO Edward Weston, one of the most influential photographers of this century, first traveled to Mexico in 1923. The photographs he made during 1923-26 have rarely been exhibited. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has organized an exhibition of 133 prints which will be shown November 9 -January 6, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. A symposium on Weston will be November 10, 10 a.m., at the Museum. CENTRAL AMERICA DEBATE Tom Keene is offering a conservative/radical dialogue between himself and Geoff Mead, an associate psychologist and Viet Nam veteran, to groups interested in learning more about. Central America. The title of this thoughtprovoking debate is “Empire and Republic: Whither America?” The program lasts about 30 minutes and includes opportunities for audience participation. To schedule this event for your group contact Tom San Antonio social justice activist. ENVIRONMENTAL HOTLINE During the past year, the Houston Citizens’ Environmental Coalition received over 1000 telephone requests for environmental protection information such as: how to report pollution, rescue wildlife, and find information or help related to health effects of pesticides or chemicals. To answer the requests, the group now offers an information hotline, human voice or machine 24 hours a day. Call to be a hotline volunteer, too. THE TEXAS OBSERVER 21