Ronnie Dugger and Walter Cronkite at Observer 30th Anniversary celebration, December 17, 1984. Pho to by Ala n Pog u e ELROY BODE TO READ The University of Texas at San Antonio Reading Series continues February 14, Teaching Gallery, UTSA campus, with a reading by non-fiction writer Elroy Bode, whose works include Texas Sketchbook and This Favored Place, as well as articles in the Nation, The Texas Observer, and Redbook. IN MARY’S HOUSE Composer and vocalist Tina Marsh will premiere an original cantata, “In Mary’s House,” Dougherty Art Center, Austin, February 15 -17. The multi-disciplinary event of music, by Collaborative Voices, and dance, by Heloise Gold, sponsored and produced by Austin Women and Their Work, is an examination of the “Spirit that moves through woman in everyday life.” It draws from musical traditions of Celtic, African, Native American, Ameri477-1064 for times and reservations. ART AT NADINE’S Nadine’s, 1600 E. 6th St., Austin, will host the premier showing of fourteen oil on-canvas paintings by multi-talented Austinite Kimmie Rhodes, through February 15. details. NO HOME PORT, OR GO HOME, PORT! The Nuclear Safety League, formerly the Citizens Anti-Nuclear Information Galveston community activist, Esther Gourley, speaking about the environmental and nuclear accident hazards of a naval home port for ships carrying nuclear warheads. Such a port may be located in Houston, Galveston, Brownsville, or Corpus Christi. February 16, Autry House, 6265 Main, Houston, 2-4 p.m. Robert Alexander will also present an update on the Freeze Campaign and show the film, “The Edge of History.” Free more information. FOXFIRE SPEAKER Elliott Wigginton of Foxfire Books will speak February 18, Forest Trail Elementary School, Eanes Independent School District. For more information call Dr. WRL: PROGRAMS AND MANUAL The War Resisters League, a national peace organization, will sponsor a national conference for men and women, “Feminism is for All of Us,” February 22-24, YMCA Camp Letts Conference Center, Edgewater, MD, $43 per person; and, a “Training Program for Organizers” in the nonviolent movement, to explore political philosophy, current issues, and techniques of organizing, August 12 -22, East and West coast locations. To register for both programs, contact WRL, 339 Lafayette Street, New York. NY 10012, Organizer’s Manual on all aspects of OBSERVANCES February 10, 1964 House of Representatives passed Civil Rights Act. February 11, 1790 First treaty with Iroquois was signed. February 11, 1978 “Longest Walk” to protect Iroquois treaty rights was made. February 17, 1909 Geronimo, Native American leader, died. February 18, 1688 Philadelphia Quakers made the first formal protest against slavery. February 21, 1828 Publication began on the Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American newspaper. February 27, 1973 Wounded Knee, South Dakota, occupied by Ogalala Sioux. February 28, 1877 U.S. seized Black Hills from Lakota Sioux in violation of a treaty. organizing, from using the media to fundraising to organizing demonstrations to public speaking to producing leaflets. $9, includes postage and handling; order from WRL. ANNIVERSARY AND OPEN HOUSE The Austin Peace and Justice Coalition will celebrate its third anniversary with a “Friends of APJC” month during February. A phone bank to sign up new supporters will run Mondays through Thursdays. February, 1022 West 6th St., Austin, 6:30-9 p.m. An Open House for those interested in learning more about the APJC and its work for nuclear arms reductions and an end to military intervention will be February 24, 2-5 p.m., 1022 for information. HOW TO DO WELL WHILE DOING GOOD Live Oak Fund for. Change, a non-profit public foundation providing financial assistance for community activism in Texas, and the Social Investment Forum, a national trade organization of individuals and organizations interested in expanding the network of socially responsible investing, will co-sponsor “Socially Responsible Investing in the 1980’s,” or, for example, “how to take your bucks out of South Africa and put ’em in community development enterprises,” March 10, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Austin, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring Sissy Farenthold; Joan Bavaria, Franklin Research and Development Corporation; Chuck Matthei, Institute for Community Economics; and Jack Conway, Working Assets Money Fund. $60 registration fee covers lunch, conference costs, and the Directory of Socially Responsible Investments. Contact LOF, Box 4601, Austin, 78765, to register. FUNDSEEKERS ALERT The Live Oak Fund for Change will accept applications for the Spring funding cycle now until the postmark deadline . March 17. Programs and organizations supported by the Fund should be committed to the kind of change that will facilitate the extension of democracy and promote a more equitable distribution of power and resources in society. For details, contact THE TEXAS OBSERVER 21
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