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MOTHER’S DAY IN AMARILLO The Red River Peace Network will sponsor the second annual Gathering for Mothers and Others on May 6 through May 8 at the Peace Farm near Pantex. The weekend will include activities and workshops as well as nonviolent feminist actions to demonstrate opposition to the war culture. The idea is to recapture the original sentiment of Mother’s Day as a day of peace. For more information POLICY ROUNDTABLE IN WASHINGTON The Coalition on Human Needs will sponsor a one-day conference, “Social Policy for the Future: Brainstorming Past the Reagan Years,” in Washington, D.C., on May 6 froin 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to assess the effects of the Reagan years and devise long-term strategy for implementing social policies that will reduce poverty and create jobs. Discussion will be guided by the results of two studies conducted by the Coalition: “How the Poor Would End Poverty” and a second examining the effectiveness of four block grant programs \(JTPA, education, small city community develconference fee will cover the cost of a buffet lunch. For more information, PUN-IN-THE-SUN The 11th Annual 0. Henry Pun-Off has been scheduled the pun-filled event will occur on May 15 at Fiesta Gardens beginning at 2 p.m. This year’s celebrity judges include Bob Thaves, cartoonist and creator of the popular, punsterish comic strip, “Frank and Ernest.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the restoration and operation of the 0. Henry Museum in Austin. Come Juan Comal! PHOTOGRAPHERS/AUTHORS EXHIBIT IN HOUSTON Photographers and Authors: Portraits of Twentieth Century from the Carleton College Collection will open at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston on May 15 and run through July 10, 1988. OBSERVANCES May 7, 1926 U.S. troops intervene in Nicaragua. May 9, 1974 U.S. House of Representatives opens hearing on Nixon impeachment. May 13, 1846 U.S. declares war on Mexico. May 17, 1954 Supreme Court outlaws segregation of public schools in Brown v. Board of Education. After a nuclear exchange not even the most ardent ideologue is going to be able to tell the ashes of communism from the ashes of free enterprise. John Kenneth Galbraith The exhibit includes 44 photographs of literary giants such as Albert Camus, Langston Hughes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Eugene O’Neill, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, Aldous Huxley, D. H. Lawrence, George Bernard Shaw, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. The portraits were taken by photographers including Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Liebowitz, Man Ray, Edward Steichen, and Edward Weston. For more information contact Anne Lewis or FOLK ART IN FORT WORTH An American Sampler: Folk Art from the Shelbum Museum will be on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth from May 7 through September 4, 1988. The travelling exhibition brings together over 90 works from the Vermont museum’s extensive collection of American folk art. The Amon Carter’s exhibition concentrates on sculpture and textile pieces. The exhibition has been organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Special lectures, workshops, and programs on folk art have been scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition. For more information call LEGAL RIGHTS WORKSHOP The Austin Women’s Center will sponsor a brown bag seminar on legal self-help from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 13. The seminar will be at the Center, 1700 South Lamar, Suite 203; there will be a $5 fee. For more information call Laura WALK FOR HUNGER RELIEF organizing CROP Walks to raise funds for hunger relief here in Texas and internationally. CROP Walkers solicit sponsors to donate for every mile, or kilometer, walked. In 1987 over $73,000 raised from Walks in Texas provided support for food banks, food pantries, home-delivered meal programs, and other local anti-hunger activities. The majority of funds raised goes to hunger relief projects overseas but local organizers may request that up to 25 percent of the money they raise be returned to their communities. Here is a list of the CROP Walks that have been scheduled in Texas and the name of a contact person in each community. For information about organizing a Walk in your area contact Church World Service Texas Office, 2704 Rio Grande, Number 9, Austin, Corpus Christi: May 7, Charles Rockdale: May 7, Kevin Brown, Clifton: May 14. \(Information yet Jacksonville: May 14, June Midland: May 15, Sue Holmer, Boerne: May 21, Charles R. Port Lavaca: October 1, Shelby Wichita Falls: October 1, Mike Brownfield: October 2, Drew Iowa Park: October 15, Mike Collin County: October 16, 2228. Houston: October 16. \(Information Lubbock: October 16, Kathy Oler, Snyder: October 16. \(Information The Woodlands: October 16, Mary Bastrop: October 23, Lon Speer, Richardson: November 6, Al Burkburnett: November 15, Gerald SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR 22 MAY 6, 1988