SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR Notices of future events must reach the Observer at least three weeks before the event. CENTRAL AMERICA WEEK ON TV The Emergency Response Network, a national organization working to reverse U. S. policies in Central America, will sponsor programs on public access cable TV during Central America Week, March 17-24. Programs range from a locallyproduced presentation of Teatro Vivo, a Guatemalan theater troupe, to documentaries including “The Pope: Pilgrim of Peace?” which looks at the Pope’s visit to Nicaragua. The Austin ACTV schedule includes: March 22 Teatro Vivo, 7 p.m.; Alternative Views: El Salvador/In Rebel Territory, 8 p.m.; Mis Amigos, an interview with Ernesto Cordova and Hernando Matte, 9:30 p.m.; Adios Guatemala, 11:30 p.m.; and, Dawn of the People, 12 midnight; and, March 23 Americas in Transition, 12 noon; Nicaragua, 12:30 p.m.; Alternative Views: El Salvador/In Rebel Territory, program notes. ROMERO COMMEMORATION SAN ANTONIO The Mexican American Cultural Center, 3019 W. French Pl., San Atnonio, will have a commemoration for Archbishop Oscar Romero, March 23. Call ARCHBISHOP ROMERO MEMORIAL SERVICE The Interfaith Task Force for Central American Refugees and the Austin Emergency Response Network will have a memorial service commemorating the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero March 24, Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 2109 E. 2nd St.. Austin, 6:30 p.m. Salvadorian refugees will present their testimony regarding conditions in their country and participants will remember the martyrs, named and un2399. SULLIVAN FUNDRAISER Charles and Pauline Sullivan, Director and Administrator for Citizens United for moving to Washington, D.C. in July to expand CURE to a national organization. A fundraiser to raise start-up money for this project will be March 26, 4-7 p.m., 476-4762 for place. CURE will also lobby legislators for criminal justice system reforms March 26, Capitol Rotunda, 9 a.m. RUTH STEPHAN POETRY SERIES Naomi Shihab Nye will read her poetry March 27, Academic Center Room 344, UT-Austin, 12:15 p.m., as part of the Ruth Stephan Poetry Reading Series sponsored by the Undergraduate Library and College of Liberal Arts. OBSERVANCES March, 24, 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was assassinated. April 1, 1813 Eliza McCoy, missionary to the Putawatomic Indians and Texas philanthopist, was born. April 2, 1870 Victoria Claflin Woodhull, first woman candidate for U.S. President, announced her candidacy. April 3, 1944 U.S. Supreme Court ruled that blacks may vote in Texas primaries. April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. April 10, 1919 Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata was assassinated. READING SERIES The UT-San Antonio reading series will continue with fiction writer Joe Coomer reading from his works about life in Appalachia March 28, Teaching Gallery, UTSA campus, 4:30 p.m. Call Jeri TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY LECTURE “Technology and Society: Promise and Peril,” the 1985 Texas Lecture on the Humanities by New York Public Library President Vartan Gregorian, will be March 29, UT-Austin Law School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free. For information, SAN ANTONIO NEWS The Interchange, a communication network for peace and social justice in San Antonio, has announced the following San Antonio events. March 29: Suya Afectrosamente: A One Woman Show, Guadalupe Theatre, 1302 Guadalupe St., March 30: Joint Effort Coffee House and album recording, Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 8 p.m., \(5 .School auction and fair, New Age School, 0461. In addition, Mabel’s Community Table, a non-profit food co-operative, continues to offer nutritional bulk food and packaged products to members at close to wholesale prices, St. Paul Community 734-6836. PASEO DE MARZO PARADE Centro Cultural Aztlan will sponsor its 13th annual Paseo de Marzo parade March 29, through downtown San Antonio, beginning at 12 noon. The parade pays homage to Hispanic American soldiers. NEWCOMB POTTERY EXHIBIT “Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women, 1895-1940,” an exhibit of ceramics and other crafts made at Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, will be at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 30 -May 26, Masterson Junior Gallery. Newcomb College was one of the major centers of the Arts and Crafts movement which evolved as a reaction against the standardization of products and the dehumanization of workers brought about by the Industrial Revolution. The struggle for women’s suffrage and education was embodied in the ideals of the movement, which stressed handicrafts and the joy of creating beautiful, useful objects. For details contact BLACK ART AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT “Black Art and the Civil Rights Movement: Challenge to the Mainstream” will be presented April 4 -30, Houston Public Library, Downtown Branch, as part of the University of Houston’s “After the AvantGarde” series. The series of events, including a photography exhibition, panel discussion, and performances by John O’Neal, founder of the Free Southern Theater, will assess the impact of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s 749-4260. HOUSTON PICKERS AND POETS IN CONCERT Six Texas singer-songwriters whose musical genius blossomed in Houston in the ’60s and early ’70s will stage a unique reunion April 6, the Music Hall, Houston. Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Michey Newbury, Townes Van Zandt, and Kay T. Oslin will perform their style of progressive country musical poetry at the benefit concert for Pacifica radio ticket information. FREEZE ALERT The San Antonio Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign is asking folks in that area to write Congressman Albert Bustamante, Congressional District 23, 1116 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515, asking him to vote against funding for the MX weapons system. “Stop the MX; freeze and reverse the arms race; build an economy of jobs with justice.” THE TEXAS OBSERVER 29
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