ARTIST/WRITER COLLABORATIONS The Glassell School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston will present One + One: Collaborations by Artists and Writers from January 22 through February 25. The exhibition includes specially created work by 26 well-known artists and writers living in or near Houston who were paired and invited to work together for the project. Contributors to the exhibit are Donald Barthelme and Jim Love, Rosellen Brown and George Krause, Olive Hershey and Gael Stack, Edward Hirsch and Derek Boshier, Richard Howard and Robin Utterback, Phillip Lopate and Sally Gall, Beverly Lowry and Melissa Miller, Cynthia Macdonald and James Surls, Susan Prospere and Lucas Johnson, Pattiann Rogers and Jack Boynton, Ntozake Shange and Chuck Dugan, Lorenzo Thomas and Benito Huerta, and Susan Wood and Peter Brown. For more information, please call Janet Landay at MUSIC FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE Sabid!, a musical group from Los Angeles whose repertoire includes music drawn from the New Song Movement of Latin America as well as original compositions emphasizing songs written by, for, and about women, will perform on January 29 at 8 p.m. in Batts Hall on the University of Texas campus, Austin. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9.50 at the door proceeds will go to the Central America Peace Initiative and the Peace and for more information. TRAINING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS The Texas Committee on Natural Retraining workshops to help environmental activists participate in the Texas caucus process of both the Democratic and Republican parties. The bipartisan training programs/workshops will cover: becoming OBSERVANCES January 29, 1889 6,000 railway workers strike for end to 18-hour work day. January 30, 1948 Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi. January 31, 1950 President Truman gives order to produce H-bomb. February 1, 1960 Four students sit in at Woolworth’s lunch counter of Greensboro, North Carolina, beginning the civil rights sit-ins of the 1960s. February 2, 1848 U.S. and Mexico sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War. Known as “La Mutacion,” Mexico ceded nearly half its national territory to the U.S. February 4, 1869 IWW founder “Big Bill” Haywood born. February 8, 1978 “Longest Walk” begins. Native Americans march from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., to protect treaty rights. February 10, 1964 House of Representatives passes Civil Rights Act. February 12, 1817 Frederick Douglass, writer and abolitionist, born. February 12, 1909 NAACP founded. a state delegate for each party; organizing at the grassroots level; and getting environmental issues on the parties’ platforms. In addition, there will be presentations by Democratic and Republican party activists. The training program/workshop schedule is: Fort Worth, January 30, Main library downtown; San Antonio, February 6, Institute of Texan Cultures; Dallas, February 13, Wadley Research Center; Houston, February 19-20, site not yet confirmed. For more information, contact G. K. Sprinkle, TCONR, 5405 Chevy Circle, WYETH IN HOUSTON Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures exhibit will be on display at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts from January 31 until April 10. The collection includes 140 watercolors, temperas, drybrushes, and drawings of the artist’s model and neighbor, Helga Testorf, done between 1971 and 1985. Also opening at the museum on February 6 is an exhibition of approximately 150 illustrated manuscripts from the ninth to the 16th centuries, many of which have never been on display before. The Glory of the Page: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library will run through April 24. MEAD FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN In honor of the 10th anniversary of the American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film Festival, Art and Artisans, a collection of past festivals’ finest films, will come to Austin in February. The 11 films are divided into four themes and the four-part series will be held each Thursday in February at 7:30 p.m. in Burdine Hall on the University of Texas campus. Program 1, February 4, Music and Dance in Society; Program II, February 11, Reviving Ancient Traditions; Program III, February 18, Portraits of the Individual Artist; Program IV, February 25, Women and Cultural Continuity. Admission is free. For more information, contact Scout Carr INF TREATY LECTURE IN AUSTIN Physicians for Social Responsibility will sponsor a lecture on the INF Treaty by Richard Kramer at the Seton Medical Center, Dining Room 4 at 7:30 p.m. on February 10. Mr. Kramer is a University of Texas Professor Emeritus of Government and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. DIALOGUE SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR Continued from Page 2 abortion,” contrary to Powell’s absurd claim. All the pro-choice people say is that a woman should have a choice in the matter. Abortion is a woman’s decision ultimately. It is her responsibility either way. The reason that abortion reform came about was because women were tired of having men and the state dictate what they could do with their bodies. The “right to lifers” deliberately obfuscate the difference between a human being and human life. A spermatozoa, a zygote, a fetus, is not a human being they are merely earlier stages of human life. The life of a fully independent, fully grown human being takes precedence over any potential life. I do not know if Powell personally was involved in the anti-war movement, but I do know that the overwhelming majority of the anti-choice movement is pro-war, procapital punishment, anti-welfare, anti-gun control and generally ideological clones of Jesse Helms. It’s real cute to quote alleged “pro-life feminists” \(whatever that dubious knows, it is very unrepresentative of the anti-choice movement. I want to say in closing that the Texas Observer does a great job and I wish we had something of similar quality in the intellectual desert of California culture. Michael Hardesty Emeryville, California THE TEXAS OBSERVER 19
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